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    Late this evening the Riverside Transportation Museum finally obtained clearance from the Vermont Atlantic for the 3190's special tour. Here we see the train departing Bellows Falls on it's way southward then the journey over to Indiana.
    With the PA-1 will have a travelling companion carrying a team of the museums specialists who will be photographing the tour as well as keeping an eye out for items to collect for museum.

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    "Sir, we need more locomotives for the Cajun Zephyr!"

    The voice belonged to the VP of passenger services, Jim, and he was still unhappy at our lack of locomotives for our passenger train.

    "Jim, relax," I said. "We're trying." I paused, then added, "The Vermont Atlantic is sending their Pennsy ALCo PA-1 over to help us for a while."

    "Wait- An ALCo?" Jim asked, in disbelief. "Yes," I said.

    "At least it's something until more F40s arrive," Jim admitted.


    (More to come)
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    3190 has safely arrived and I will be putting it to work on the Cajun Zephyr soon.
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    I apologize for no posts this whole time. Here's something to show what the PA has been up to.....


    When Coaster F59PHI 3001 had motor troubles, we had 3190 fill in. The PRR observation was tagged on the rear, behind WVR dome 403, as there were extra commuters this run.

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    Before heading to Canada, 3190 made the WVR some money pulling the westbound LEEP (Logansport-Effner-East Peoria) to East Peoria yard in Peoria, Illinois, then the eastbound PHLMI (Peoria-Hoosier Lift-Montecello-Indianapolis) from Peoria to Logansport the next day. This return move was so 3190 could be recoupled to the passenger car accompanying it before heading northwest. From Logansport, WVR Berkshire 1302 (still wearing the improvised lettering) with auxillary tender 1302-A in tow, took the train to Kokomo, where it turned onto the WVR/Monon IMC joint line to complete the trip to Indianapolis.

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    Once locomotive and car were coupled, WVR GP9 5947 coupled up to the pair and took them to Kokomo, where they turned north onto the IMC and went to Michigan City, where Norfolk Southern would take the the two to Chicago, and BNSF took them west from there.

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    So.........Whatever happened to this????? It left here and went to an address in Canada given to me by Zosimas (apparently I'm an international forwarder) and was delivered per tracking but has done disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveG6942 View Post
    So.........Whatever happened to this????? It left here and went to an address in Canada given to me by Zosimas (apparently I'm an international forwarder) and was delivered per tracking but has done disappeared.
    It was put in the mail last week to Twindad... I just have had a bit of a delay getting it out due to other life issues... I will have pictures up, soon.
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    I don't know how I managed to miss this. Count me in, please, if it's not too late, Charles,
    Dick,

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    Quote Originally Posted by absnut View Post
    I don't know how I managed to miss this. Count me in, please, if it's not too late, Charles,
    Done your #8

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    Hopefully it gets to its next destination, soon.

    For now, when we got the engine and car, that first thing we did was stage a proper fan trip (... with the car. I didn't feel like including the PA1 because it was a dummy and the couplers didn't match . Besides, how road rules.)

    So we got out our trusty RS1, again and fired it up:

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    Director of Operations of the Kettle River Railway

    See photos of the original owner's layout here:
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    Anyway, the next day, it turned out that the Milwaukee Road's heavyweight Olympian was in need of an engine, so we were able to press #3190 into service:

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    Director of Operations of the Kettle River Railway

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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    I apologize for the delay... lots of crazy stuff going on around the house today...


    Untitled by BGTwinDad, on Flickr

    the PA-1 and its companion car did arrive several days ago. I caught a shot of it as it stopped by Glover's Bend. It's in the shop for routine maintenance and cleaning, and then it will be on its way. I will try to get some more shots as it heads out of town.

    Incidentally, the PA-1 is one of the last trains that will be running through Glover's Bend. Almost certainly the last "wandering thing". So, a bit of a historical moment there.
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    you may feel free to add me to the list
    I would be very glad to entertain the PA-1
    here
    if I can be added at this late point let me know
    and I will send you my address
    thanks, sincerely--

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    I apologize for the delay... lots of crazy stuff going on around the house today...
    At least I don't have to worry about it being lost in the mail, anymore...
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    As the PA pulled the last train out of Glover's Bend and headed out into the countryside, the passengers watched the scenery pass by...

    ... but then something strange happened... the car rocked a bit... the train was enveloped in a shimmering light, and an effect somewhat like the launch into Hyperspace from Star Wars...

    ... in a few moments all settled back down, but the train was in a markedly different place. Still very strange... passing through the industrial part of a town... except all of the buildings were pale, transparent, ghostlike. As though they were there, but were not there.... They proceeded through the ghostly town and passed back out into the countryside, but as they did so, they could see the traditional town sign, though it was fading rapidly to nothingness...

    ... "Welcome to Frost River" ...


    Leaving Town by BGTwinDad, on Flickr


    Leaving Town by BGTwinDad, on Flickr

    (No, I don't have any benchwork built yet... that's one of the staging yards from Glover's Bend, temporarily set up in the Frost River layout room)
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    Time 6:10 AM Monday, Memorial Day May 30, 1960.
    Jerry Novotny burst into the yard shed and saw Elmer pacing. Ten minutes late for work, Jerry explained "There is so much traffic today. Mobs of people milling around the Murrysville station I had a heck of a time getting thru. What's going on?"
    "Pennant fever" sniped Elmer. "What?" "You know Jerry, the Pirates are off to their best start in 33 years! Their 23-13 and solidly in first place. Just so happens that the second place Milwaukee Braves are in town for a single game today. Could be a doosey, what with Roberto Clemente and Smokey Burgess supplying the offense for the Pirates and Hammering Hank Aaron and third baseman Eddie Mathews the heavies for the Braves. The pitching match up is between wily vets Warren Spahn for the Braves and Harvey Haddix for the Pirates."
    "So how does that effect us?" queried Jerry.
    "The PRR is adding a car to the local, an observation car for all the big wigs. They are also sending the old ALCo PA-1 #3190 to haul the train and all the fans. She is running a bit late, should be in Murrysville in a few minutes."
    "Let's take your truck over to the station and see what is going on."
    "I see the trains is at the station now!"

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    "Look the parking lot is almost full!"

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    "A bit quieter at Turtle Ck"

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    Leaving town for Pittsburg and the big game!

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    Wave good bye to the big wigs in the Obs car:

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    By the way, the Pirates won 8-3, went on to win the division and beat my Yankees in a dramatic series in 7 games.
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    The PA-1 will be heading East on PRR track to D&H track and eventually to the D&R.
    Yours,

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    PRR#3190 arrived on D&RJRR tracks at the head end of a D&H passenger train, obviously earning its keep en route. The PRR observation was tacked on the rear (where else?).





    Knowing its time on the D&RJ system was going to be short, Herbert, thrifty fella that he is, took advantage of the situation (and crew), and drafted the loco into D&RJ service helping out with passenger duties.







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    - Couple days later, Hubert walks into Cousin Herbert's office, leans against the door casing and says, "Mornin', Bustah"

    - "Don't call me Bustah, we ain't kids no more!"

    - Duly chastised. Hubert continues, " You 'member that ole Alco PA booster we got stored ovah in East Rigby?"

    - "Ayuh, what about it?"



    - Hubert moves to the other side of the door casing, "Well, suh, them Vermont fellas were climbin' all ovah it yestuhday, asking all sortsah questions. This mornin', I see'd they'd muckled ontuh it and were haulin' it out tow-uds the main.




    - "Didja stop 'em?"

    -"Yessuh, I did, I did indeed, and one of them sez you told 'em they could try it out, jus' in case they might want-tuh buy it!"

    - "Said no such thing. Gotta watch them Vermontahs, they's kinda crafty people."

    - Hubert saunters over to the office window saying, "Well, I sorta thought you'd sold it to 'em cuz, there they go, heading south with the booster and their observation."







    - Face in palm, Herbert mutters, "Knew we shoulda kept our eyes on them fellas after they cleaned us out at last night's poker game!"

    - Grinning, Hubert meanders towards the office door, saying, "Well, look at it this way, Bustah. We got a little more storage space outta this deal!"
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    - Couple days later, Hubert walks into Cousin Herbert's office, leans against the door casing and says, "Mornin', Bustah"

    - "Don't call me Bustah, we ain't kids no more!"

    - Duly chastised. Hubert continues, " You 'member that ole Alco PA booster we got stored ovah in East Rigby?"

    - "Ayuh, what about it?"



    - Hubert moves to the other side of the door casing, "Well, suh, them Vermont fellas were climbin' all ovah it yestuhday, asking all sortsah questions. This mornin', I see'd they'd muckled ontuh it and was haulin' it out tow-uds the main.




    - "Didja stop 'em?"

    -"Yessuh, I did, I did indeed, and one of them sez you told 'em they could try it out, jus' in case they might want-tuh buy it!"

    - "Said no such thing. Gotta watch them Vermontahs, they's kinda crafty people."

    - Hubert saunters over to the office window saying, "Well, I sorta thought you'd sold it to 'em, cuz there they go, heading south with the booster and their observation."







    - Face in palm, Herbert mutters, "Knew we shoulda kept our eyes on them fellas after they'd cleaned us out at last night's poker game!"

    - Grinning, Hubert meanders towards the office door, saying, "Well, look at it this way, Bustah. We got a little more storage space outta this deal!"
    Dick,

    Usually, when all is said and done, there's a lot more said than done!

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