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A salute to CP #2317, and news of one last run!
Posted by: Mgoldman ()
Date: December 10, 2009 12:08PM

Wow - it's pretty slow here on the Steam Forums - here are a few photos from last weekend, a bit closer to the Atlantic Ocean then the Pacific, from Steamtown in Scranton, PA.

You may, or not be aware, that Steamtown will be sidelining CP #2317, a gorgeous 4-6-2 Pacific due to her required federally mandated major rebuild. In her place, CN #3254 will continue, and the Baldwin #26, an 0-6-0 should be completed hopefully in 2010. Rather then rush to rebuild #2317, Steamtown will focus it's efforts on restoration to operation of a Boston and Maine engine, #3713, also a Pacific finally bringing an American engine to the park. Good news however, is that some "days were saved" and it is hopeful CP #2317 may run one more time during the NRHS convention at Steamtown next year before being retired (pending funds and time).

Here are some pics of CP #2317 from Dec 5th, 2009 during a heavy snowfall:


CP #2317 seen along with an overview of the city of Scranton from above in near blizzard like conditions

CP #2317 at the former DL&W Mattes Street Tower

CP #2317 passing by the loading platform heading off towards the former DL&W Station

And the obligatory pan (pretty cool):

CP #2317 in an action zoom pan - Engineer Chris LaBar gets a wave from the conductor signaling the all clear to proceed

/Mitch

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Re: A salute to CP #2317, and news of one last run!
Posted by: srjeff ()
Date: December 10, 2009 12:52PM

There's a bit of Dick Steinheimer (human element) and Bob Hale (the blurred siderods) in that last one, Mitch. Good Show.

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