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Sep 27, 2019 21:57:05   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
Today, the crew started building the fire to slowly heat up #168 to full steam!

This locomotive was purchased by Denver & Rio Grande RR in 1883.
Baldwin Locomotive Works built it.
It is a narrow gauge locomotive and ran on the DRGW narrow gauge tracks for 50 years (I assume this includes Chama to Antonito). Retired in 1933 and put on display in a park in Colorado Springs for 85 years.
Hard work from many workers and sponsors have all brought the 168 to what it is today.
Also, the Special Projects Dept for the C&TSRR is currently working on 3 or 4 cars to create a special train for 168 to pull.

The 168 had a new boiler installed in 1915 that changed the look of the locomotive. This special train is going for the look of the 1915 era.

The 168 had already passed its steam test. Time for more testing.
I'm sure it will get some solo track time. If all goes well, I expect some cars will be added to allow a little tug from behind for more testing.
This will also, give time for several crew members to learn to fire and operate the locomotive.

If all goes well, 168 will officially makes its debut in 2020. Which will be C&TSRR's 50th anniversary of operations.
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Sep 27, 2019 21:57:19   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
Two more.
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Sep 27, 2019 22:27:43   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
More good stuff, Pat.

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Sep 27, 2019 23:13:49   #
OneShot1 Loc: Wichita, KS, USA
 
Very cool!

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Sep 28, 2019 05:50:05   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
Jay Pat wrote:
Today, the crew started building the fire to slowly heat up #168 to full steam!

This locomotive was purchased by Denver & Rio Grande RR in 1883.
Baldwin Locomotive Works built it.
It is a narrow gauge locomotive and ran on the DRGW narrow gauge tracks for 50 years (I assume this includes Chama to Antonito). Retired in 1933 and put on display in a park in Colorado Springs for 85 years.
Hard work from many workers and sponsors have all brought the 168 to what it is today.
Also, the Special Projects Dept for the C&TSRR is currently working on 3 or 4 cars to create a special train for 168 to pull.

The 168 had a new boiler installed in 1915 that changed the look of the locomotive. This special train is going for the look of the 1915 era.

The 168 had already passed its steam test. Time for more testing.
I'm sure it will get some solo track time. If all goes well, I expect some cars will be added to allow a little tug from behind for more testing.
This will also, give time for several crew members to learn to fire and operate the locomotive.

If all goes well, 168 will officially makes its debut in 2020. Which will be C&TSRR's 50th anniversary of operations.
Many images inside the cab to see everything.
Today, the crew started building the fire to slowl... (show quote)



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Sep 28, 2019 05:50:21   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
Jay Pat wrote:
Two more.



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Sep 28, 2019 06:48:31   #
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Sep 28, 2019 06:56:51   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
If you want to follow 168's progress, Follow this link.

https://www.facebook.com/DRG168/

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Sep 28, 2019 08:41:09   #
OlinBost Loc: Marietta, Ga.
 
It is amassing that so many gauges, valves, and piping is needed to make an engine function.

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Sep 28, 2019 10:38:31   #
bpulv Loc: Buena Park, CA
 
Jay Pat wrote:
Two more.


What is the device in photo #2?

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Sep 28, 2019 10:50:31   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
bpulv wrote:
What is the device in photo #2?


I'm not clear on what device.
Pat

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Sep 28, 2019 11:45:19   #
bpulv Loc: Buena Park, CA
 
Jay Pat wrote:
I'm not clear on what device.
Pat


The big trailer mounted equipment between the camera and the locomotive's boiler.

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Sep 28, 2019 11:58:25   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
bpulv wrote:
The big trailer mounted equipment between the camera and the locomotive's boiler.


I do not know. Just didn't pay attention to it.
I remember wishing it wasn't in that location. It was in my shot.....
Pat

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Sep 28, 2019 14:22:37   #
jethro779 Loc: Tucson, AZ
 
Jay Pat wrote:
I do not know. Just didn't pay attention to it.
I remember wishing it wasn't in that location. It was in my shot.....
Pat


It is a good thing it was there. That is a mobile grease trailer. It has grease, oil, gear oil, water, and probably a welder/generator to provide electric and welding capabilities. On second look it is a portable steam cleaner/pressure washer.

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Sep 28, 2019 14:35:30   #
bpulv Loc: Buena Park, CA
 
jethro779 wrote:
It is a good thing it was there. That is a mobile grease trailer. It has grease, oil, gear oil, water, and probably a welder/generator to provide electric and welding capabilities. On second look it is a portable steam cleaner/pressure washer.


Thank you for answering my question.

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