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Date: 09/14/09 21:28
Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: Mgoldman

Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T seen here at the Strasburg
Railroad on September 13th, 2009.

At one time this engine ran at the Wilmington and Western
(1983 through 1987) - anyone have pics?

It sat at Marshallton (part of the W&W) afterward for
some time having somewhat recently been moved to
Strasburg for a hoped for restoration to operation for
a proposed Humboldt Bay Scenic Railroad ran by the
Timber Heritage Museum of Eureka, California.

Here's some related information:
http://www.steamlocomotive.info/F82003.cfm

/Mitch




Date: 09/14/09 21:31
Re: Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: Macster

Wow, so that is what our 2-8-2T looks like naked! That's cool! Great pic!



Date: 09/14/09 22:31
Re: Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: AdamPhillips

Is that LIRR 39's roof sheet in the foreground? That great little 2-8-2 looks like a wet cat. Thanks for sharing.



Date: 09/15/09 05:25
Re: Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: LoggerHogger

Actually TPL #37 is the larger size of the ALCO 2-8-2T's. Hammond #17 at MRSRR is the smaller size engine. Both similar, but #37 is noticably larger.
I do hope they can get her running once again back in the Redwood Country where she spent so much of her life after running as Sugar Pine Lumber #4 in the Sierra's.

Martin




Date: 09/15/09 13:29
Re: Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: coosbaytoday

Nice pictures, guess the TP&L #37 is bigger than the Coos Bay Lumber Minarets?
Think they were 98 tons or so.
Thanks
Todd Montgomery
Eugene OR



Date: 09/15/09 13:36
Re: Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: LoggerHogger

Todd,

The CBL 2-8-2T's (not actually Minarets since that was the name reserved for the ALCO 2-10-2T)were of the larger variety as was TPL #37.

The smaller ones were the Hammond pair, the Long-Bell set, etc.

Martin



Date: 09/15/09 13:47
Re: Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: coosbaytoday

Thanks for the clarification. Thought the TP&L #37 looked like the CBL#9,10,11&12.
Great picture you shared of the #37.
Todd Montgomery
Eugene OR



Date: 09/15/09 16:24
Re: Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: Mgoldman

Wow... thanks for posting that shot of #37 Martin.

Puts it all in perspective. Seeing her on the East
Coast, let alone a tourist line like the W&W (as much
as I love the line) just does not do justice to that
engine. It was about as out of place in DE as the
Daylight was in MI.

Here's a pic from Marshalton, DE in October of 2005.

/Mitch




Date: 09/16/09 20:25
Re: Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: moonliter

In Martin's photo there is one single stage air compressor in view, was there another pump on the engineer's side also? Were the two cross-compound compressors necessary when the engine was in regular service hauling logs or were they added when the engine went into tourist train service?

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON



Date: 09/17/09 05:13
Re: Pacific Lumber #37 2-8-2T at Strasburg
Author: LoggerHogger

The engine had 2 cross-compund pumps on her from the ALCO factory and when in service on the Sugar Pine Lumber Co.
The photos shows that one of the crosscompunds was replaced with a single pump for time while she was at TPL. Likely that one of the cross-compunds needed work and a single was put on temprarily.

Martin



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