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Date: 10/08/17 05:11
RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: tehachapi-dave

On Sept. 30th, 2017, for the 5th year annual year, RBM&N 425 pulled excursions in conjunction with the town of Schuylkill Haven's "Borough Day." The trips ran from Schuylkill Haven to Kernsville Dam, for a round trip of about 30 miles. The 425 put on a show for three trips, Enjoy!

Tehachapi-TJ Over & Out.

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Date: 10/08/17 05:37
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: ClubCar

Great Video, makes one feel as if he is riding the train. Nothing like a steam train for sure. Thanks for sharing with all of us.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 10/08/17 06:13
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: wcamp1472

I appreciate the roaring hot fire....nice clean-to-light-gray stack...

Train size is optimal for power-running: provides enough drag for a strong throttle, valve gear nicely hooked-up, superheat near MAX.

Such running burns most of the coal, the superheater keeps most of the water in the boiler .....short cut-off has the hot steam doing the “expansive work”.
Pops up every once in a while tells everybody the he’s got the firing task well in-hand...
Fire is consistently thin throughout the video...

Nice, thin firebed, with a heavier bank across the back, under the firing table and deep in the rear corners.
He’s burning more air than coal— that’s what makes for a white hot fire . The thin bed assures plenty of air for complete combustion well over the arch...

At the start of the day, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes of early, yet smooth, running before the brick arch gets hot enough to start to glow red!!!
It’ll be a little “smoky” in the beginning, then as the arch heats-up, you’ll be at about 3,000 deg firebox flame temps....You’re burning every ounce of carbon down to CO2.....a clear, colorless gas...
Now you’re screaming...I love it!

At the end of the day, he’ll have a wheel barrow full of ashes to clean out.....
That’s the away to do it...

Very well done

W.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/08/17 06:56 by wcamp1472.



Date: 10/08/17 06:52
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: meixel

Very nice! Thank you! What's the diesel for?

John Meixel
Longmont, CO



Date: 10/08/17 07:32
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: Frisco1522

Its alive, its alive! Great video, nice attractive train and a great little engine. I always marvel at what a talker the 425 is for her size. Reminds me of my favorite girl.
Thank you for posting this.



Date: 10/08/17 07:57
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: King_Coal

Well done video TJ! RBMN has a good sound to it.



Date: 10/08/17 08:07
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: towazy

Awesome...I really enjoyed that.

Tom



Date: 10/08/17 08:12
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: HotWater

meixel Wrote:
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> Very nice! Thank you! What's the diesel for?

If I recall correctly from previous posts, the diesel is for pulling the train back, as there is no turning facility at the "other end of the line".



Date: 10/08/17 09:12
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: m1bprr

Excellent video work TJ! you caught me doing my thing at Landingville. if I may ask what are you shooting, and editing with?
Ed K. OH WELL PRODUCTIONS.

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Date: 10/08/17 09:33
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: spdaylight

Great video . . combo of on board and run bys . . . and audio was superb on board . . . very little wind noise - well done

Craig
mcmrailvideos.com



Date: 10/08/17 10:43
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: Earlk

wcamp1472 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I appreciate the roaring hot fire....nice
> clean-to-light-gray stack...
>
> Train size is optimal for power-running: provides
> enough drag for a strong throttle, valve gear
> nicely hooked-up, superheat near MAX.
>
> Such running burns most of the coal, the
> superheater keeps most of the water in the boiler
> .....short cut-off has the hot steam doing the
> “expansive work”.
> Pops up every once in a while tells everybody the
> he’s got the firing task well in-hand...
> Fire is consistently thin throughout the video...
>
> Nice, thin firebed, with a heavier bank across the
> back, under the firing table and deep in the rear
> corners.
> He’s burning more air than coal— that’s what
> makes for a white hot fire . The thin bed assures
> plenty of air for complete combustion well over
> the arch...
>
> At the start of the day, it takes about 10 to 15
> minutes of early, yet smooth, running before the
> brick arch gets hot enough to start to glow
> red!!!
> It’ll be a little “smoky” in the beginning,
> then as the arch heats-up, you’ll be at about
> 3,000 deg firebox flame temps....You’re burning
> every ounce of carbon down to CO2.....a clear,
> colorless gas...
> Now you’re screaming...I love it!
>
> At the end of the day, he’ll have a wheel barrow
> full of ashes to clean out.....
> That’s the away to do it...
>
> Very well done
>
> W.


Another thing to point out is that 425 is a hand bomber. They do all that clear stack hard charging firing by scoop shovel....

Most impressive...



Date: 10/08/17 12:10
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: wcamp1472

Well, I guess I can delete that line about a “firing table...”

Oh well..

W.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/08/17 14:09 by wcamp1472.



Date: 10/09/17 07:06
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: JeffZCT

Excellent video, really enjoyed it.
Know the RBM&N well



Date: 10/09/17 09:50
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: pjshadow

for the round trip back



Date: 10/09/17 18:02
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: SD45X

Guess I'll have to paint my ladder:)
Great video



Date: 10/09/17 19:09
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: Tomaha

Excellent video! Thanks for thinking of us!



Date: 10/09/17 19:12
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: Robertjohndavis

Nice job. Sounds like the spirit of Charlie Kachel got a hold of the whistle cord at the very end of video! That brings back memories. - Rob

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Date: 10/09/17 20:05
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: UP951West

Delightful ! Thanks for my bedtime lullaby.



Date: 10/14/17 18:01
Re: RBM&N 425 - Speed Along the Schuylkill
Author: NYNHH_Nystrom

Can we get that locomotive on the high iron somewhere to do what it's designed to do ... i.e., 60-70-80 MPH



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