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Date: 03/11/19 06:13
Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Emmo213

The Fire Up 611 Facebook page just posted a video implying that a schedule will be release this Friday, March 15th. 



Date: 03/11/19 06:41
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Keystone1

Yes.....with a solid red train I hope.



Date: 03/11/19 06:51
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Emmo213

Unlikely, especially since NS sold off some of their passenger cars, so no point in bringing that up again. As a donor I just want to see her operating again.



Date: 03/11/19 07:27
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: HotWater

Emmo213 Wrote:
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> Unlikely, especially since NS sold off some of
> their passenger cars, so no point in bringing that
> up again. As a donor I just want to see her
> operating again.

Since the NS no longer allows excursions, just what "operations" would involve 611?



Date: 03/11/19 07:28
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Emmo213

No idea, hopefully we'll find out Friday. 



Date: 03/11/19 07:41
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: nathansixchime

HotWater Wrote:
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>
> Since the NS no longer allows excursions, just
> what "operations" would involve 611?

Ones that only use NS to deadhead and ones that operate off Norfolk Southern.



Date: 03/11/19 09:38
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Emmo213

Let's also note that Strasburg teased an announcement for this coming Friday, and in the Strasburg picture they used (what I believe) are the firebox doors from N&W 475. 



Date: 03/11/19 09:39
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Defective_Detector

Looks like 611 is going to Strasburg.

https://www.facebook.com/83836765874/posts/10156282396685875?sfns=mo

For those of you without Facebook. Strasburg posted they will also make an announcement on the 15th. As part of the announcement there is a picture of 611’s firebox doors.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 03/11/19 09:46
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Emmo213

Whoops, you're right. Comparing the Strasburg picture to that of 611 they look the same.



Date: 03/11/19 14:44
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: PeaBock619

I believe 611 is going to Strasburg, what routes would it go to go to Strasburg?



Date: 03/11/19 15:55
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: warren1977

PeaBock619 Wrote:
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> I believe 611 is going to Strasburg, what routes
> would it go to go to Strasburg?
Roanoke-Lynchburg-Manassas-Riverton Jct.-Hagerstown-Harrisburg-Enola-Columbia-Paradise



Date: 03/11/19 16:04
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Defective_Detector

I wouldn’t be surprised if 611 is towed under steam.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 03/11/19 18:05
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: junctiontower

Defective_Detector Wrote:
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> I wouldn’t be surprised if 611 is towed under
> steam.
>
> Posted from iPhone

Why?



Date: 03/11/19 18:19
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Spoony81

Defective_Detector Wrote:
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> I wouldn’t be surprised if 611 is towed under
> steam.
>
> Posted from iPhone


If 765 is allowed to do deadhead moves to Cuyahoga why wouldn’t 611 be allowed to do the same across the NS system?



Date: 03/11/19 18:45
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: WLE2679

Right, it operates when it goes down to Spencer under its own power too. 



Date: 03/11/19 18:46
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: WLE2679

RIght, be very happy it operates at all, and that NS at least allows the steam engines to travel to other places to operate in today's PSR environment. 

Emmo213 Wrote:
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> Unlikely, especially since NS sold off some of
> their passenger cars, so no point in bringing that
> up again. As a donor I just want to see her
> operating again.



Date: 03/11/19 19:28
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: ProAmtrak

I agree, I know a lot of fans out there can't wait to chase/ride her!

Posted from Android



Date: 03/11/19 19:41
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Defective_Detector

Honestly, towing it would be the cheaper option. Given the opportunities for 611 to generate revenue at Strasburg are fairly limited, save the money on coal running to there and just tow it in. It will probably take two loads of coal just to ferry to Strasburg under it's own power, versus one load if towed. That's a lot of money saved.

When 765 moves, they can easily make up of the cost of transit with selling excursion tickets and souvieners. 611 likely won't pull trains regularly on the Strasburg line (maybe one weekend with extra prices), so most of the revenue will come from throttle time, whistle blowing and photo charters.
 



Date: 03/11/19 19:43
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: nathansixchime

Spoony81 Wrote:
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> Defective_Detector Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I wouldn’t be surprised if 611 is towed under
> > steam.
> >
> > Posted from iPhone
>
>
> If 765 is allowed to do deadhead moves to Cuyahoga
> why wouldn’t 611 be allowed to do the same
> across the NS system?

Two words: cab signals.



Date: 03/11/19 20:25
Re: Potential 611 schedule released on Friday?
Author: Defective_Detector

nathansixchime Wrote:
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> Spoony81 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Defective_Detector Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I wouldn’t be surprised if 611 is towed
> under
> > > steam.
> > >
> > > Posted from iPhone
> >
> >
> > If 765 is allowed to do deadhead moves to
> Cuyahoga
> > why wouldn’t 611 be allowed to do the same
> > across the NS system?
>
> Two words: cab signals.

I forgot about that, but yes the NS line that connects to Strasburg requires cab signals.



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