Steam engines being restored

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Sat Dec 7 20:13:47 EST 2013

That was a very long time ago. The St. Louis Museum was still in
"acquisition" mode. Much has changed -
different organization; different people in charge; other pieces of the
collection in the process of being
restored and needing space for display. Maybe the question should be
asked again. Just suggesting.

Jerome Crosson (N&W West - St Peters MO).

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I do not believe it is due to the feed water heater
that 2156 is out of the running. From my understanding the reason
2156 is not being pursued. Is that when NS had the Steam program
the first time around they approached the museum in St. Louis
about 2156 and pretty much the museum didn't want to work with
them. Something about requiring insurance on it that made ti to
costly to move? IIRC

Nathan Simmonstrainman51 at gmail.comhttp://www.t-51.orgKI4MSK
On 12/7/2013 08:34, NW Mailing List wrote:

As I read about the various steam engines being restored, or
planning to be, one thing I noticed is that all the possible
candidates had one thing in common.  NONE had a Worthington BL
style feed water heater.  Are they really that difficult to
restore?  I know that towards the end of steam on the N&W, the
Y3's being used in yard service had them removed due to parts and
maintenance issues.  Is that one of the main reasons that 2156
isn't being considered?  T&P has 610 with an Elesco, Most have
Worthington SA style FWH, but I haven't seen ONE BL style on a
restored loco.

Mark Lindsey
Stuck in the 1930's

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