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Date: 04/02/13 20:02
2719
Author: LarryDoyle

Got an e-mail newsletter from North Shore Scenic RR in Duluth that I thought I'd pass along.

SOO 2719 will be running May 12, Mothers Day, in conjunction with the MILW 261's visit to Duluth. First Class is nearly sold out, but there are still lots of coach seats available.

Then, this omimous note; "This will be the last year of operation for the steam locomotive, as it will be down for scheduled maintenance for the next few years. Don't miss your chance to see the incomparable locomotive in action!"

The "Regular Season" this year will be during August and September, 2013.

_LD




Date: 04/03/13 06:13
Re: 2719
Author: YG

Thanks for posting this Larry.

Hopefully after this season she will be back with us again in the not too distant future. If you want to contribute to the rebuilding effort, donations can be made to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum (a 501 (c) 3). Send your check with the words "LSRM Restricted Fund #2719".

Here she is last year at the Two Harbors depot.

Thanks,

Steve Mitchell
http://www.yardgoatimages.com




Date: 04/05/13 16:20
Re: 2719
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

She will be going down for her federally-mandated
boiler inspection ("Form 4") this fall. This is
extensive and expensive work that must be done
if she is to be allowed to run again.

BTW: what is that cylinder on her pilot deck with
the two large pipes coming out of it on each side?



Date: 04/05/13 16:37
Re: 2719
Author: nycman

Margaret, that is a rare form of feedwater heater. I inquired about it not long ago and got some excellent explanations here on the board. I guess you would have to search for those threads.



Date: 04/05/13 16:44
Re: 2719
Author: LarryDoyle

Margaret_SP_fan Wrote:
> BTW: what is that cylinder on her pilot deck with
> the two large pipes coming out of it on each side?


Margaret, it is a rare Worthington SCA2 feedwater heater.

Check out this thread for more information.
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,2567977,2568696#msg-2568696

It's a variation of the conventional SA series of Worthington heaters except that it is mounted on the pilot deck rather than the usual position inside the top of the smokebox ahead of the stack. Bet you didn't know there were so many pipes associated with it.

-LD



Date: 04/05/13 22:37
Re: 2719
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

Thanks, Larry and nycman! That is a weird
place for a feedwater heater -- but i was kinda
wondering if it was something like that.
I would never have thought that was a
Worthington. (The SP 2472 has a Worthington
BL-2 (size #3) Feedwater Heater, according to
Doug Debs, long-time GGRm member and member here.)
I have seen pix of Elesco feedwater heaters
on top of a loco's smokebox ("bangs").

Hope they get the money to do her Form 4, and that
she is out on the rails again before too long.



Date: 04/10/13 07:03
Re: 2719
Author: steam290

Margaret_SP_fan Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Thanks, Larry and nycman! That is a weird
> place for a feedwater heater -- but i was kinda
> wondering if it was something like that.
> I would never have thought that was a
> Worthington. (The SP 2472 has a Worthington
> BL-2 (size #3) Feedwater Heater, according to
> Doug Debs, long-time GGRm member and member
> here.)
> I have seen pix of Elesco feedwater heaters
> on top of a loco's smokebox ("bangs").
>
> Hope they get the money to do her Form 4, and
> that
> she is out on the rails again before too long.

A lot of locomotives have feedwater heaters lovated here, or at least part of the feedwater heater. Often it is shielded though, making it less obvious.



Date: 04/10/13 07:49
Re: 2719
Author: LarryDoyle

steam290 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> A lot of locomotives have feedwater heaters
> located here, or at least part of the feedwater
> heater. Often it is shielded though, making it
> less obvious.


It is a common place to locate the Worthington hot water pump, and if you look carefully at the pics in the link I posted you can find it on 2719's pilot deck.

But I know of only 5 engines that had the heater itself mounted there (Soo Line 2718-21, 2723). I'd be interested to see pics anyone may have of any others.

-LD



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