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Bob Bufkin

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Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« on: March 11, 2013, 03:32:31 PM »
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Juat caught a passenger train but didn't see the head end and no smoke but the last cars were gons with coal and a backhoe attached on the railing of the one gon.  Anyone know is this is an NS steam run?

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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 05:04:16 PM »
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That sounds like it could be a MOW train.

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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 06:19:33 PM »
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Nope too many passenger cars in both tuscan and stainless steel sides which looked like NS letterboards.  I've seen photos of those gons with the NS steam trains, so I figured that is what it was.

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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 06:42:47 PM »
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mmm... that would be NKP sweetness my friend.

http://www.railserve.com/events/norfolk_southern_steam.html

i bet the varnish are the old commuter cars just bought by NS for their steam program...

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p.s. here's a little something for Dr. Vollmer.... around May 25??? say Lewistown region???  we just need to find an NS employee ;)
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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 06:56:13 PM »
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Thanks.  That answers that question.  Just to bad I wasn't watch a few seconds earlier as I missed the head end.

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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 08:38:37 PM »
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mmm... that would be NKP sweetness my friend.

That's Southern sweetness. The NKP 765 is only going to Ohio and Pennsylvania this spring.

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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 08:59:07 PM »
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you could very well be right...

in any event...  it is STEAM sweetness!
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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 11:29:58 PM »
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They are running between Roanoke & Lynchburg both Staurday & Sunday this weekend. Hope I can find the right spot to get pics.

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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 12:16:39 AM »
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They are running between Roanoke & Lynchburg both Staurday & Sunday this weekend. Hope I can find the right spot to get pics.
Lots of luck as it's suppose to rain both days.

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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 09:31:36 AM »
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They were there this morning around 7 , it was the small NS steamer that they rebuilt like last summer . There was also 2 helpers , excuse me I forgot the steam loco road number .
The barrels along the track are still there , maybe they will come back at the end of the day .

http://128.173.197.94/railcamjv.htm

Edit : this is the steamer they are using :

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=428265&nseq=4
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 02:43:13 PM by trainforfun »
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 12:41:10 PM »
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The train is there now , will leave at 1:30 pm .
There will be more trips tomorrow .
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 02:43:41 PM by trainforfun »
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 10:42:32 AM »
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Train is now sitting in Roanoke.  You can just see the last 4 passenger cars.

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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2013, 02:56:07 PM »
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The train just pulled in. You can only see the tail end and a swarm of railfans and families.
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Re: Does NS have a steamer in Roanoke today?
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 12:22:54 PM »
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It's supposedly going past the camera to Norfolk within the next hour...