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Puckdropper
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

In New Haven, IN (a hop away from Ft. Wayne.) the steam locomotive will be under steam. If you're around the area, it's worth having a look. They're open until 4:00.

http://www.765.org

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Honestly doesn't it seem like a coal powered steam engine would be cheaper to run than a diesel? Given the fact coal is cheaper this year than 5yrs ago? (and many times cheaper than oil)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The coal's still not free... and neither is labor. Steam locomotives need a lot of maintenance, unfortunately, so we're only likely to see diesel-electrics pulling most regular trains.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've gotten fond of the way things used to be (1900's-1950's) where I live:

http://www.urbaneagle.com/slim/etwnc.html

and

http://www.mindspring.com/~cfordart/etwnc/home2.html

You might want to take a look... Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the links! I really liked the pictures on the second one. There's several items in there that would be fairly easy to model, if I wanted to.

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