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Date: 03/14/19 11:40
Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: tehachapi-dave

Strasburg has spilled the beans... Four weekends at Strasburg from late September into October. Lerro Charter the second weekend.  

Link to Official info - https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/ride/events/fire-up-611-a-reunion-of-steam/

EDIT - Link is no longer active, this information was supposed to be released tomorrow, so someone must have got a little to antsy over there in Lancaster County.  

Tehachapi-TJ Over & Out.  




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/19 11:48 by tehachapi-dave.



Date: 03/14/19 11:52
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: ProAmtrak

Still, that sounds like a fun time out there!

Posted from Android



Date: 03/14/19 12:17
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: andersonb109

I don't seen anything on Pete's web site about a charter at Strasburg. I would be surprised if he would be doing anything with the 611 there other than some staged night shots. It's obviously not authentic to the line and there is no proper equipment to match. Having seen it on the main line at near track speed with a mostly correct red train (the first of the three recent years at Roanoke), I feel this wouldn't be worth the cost and time to get there. That said, having it run anyplace is better than nothing. Especially for those who have never seen it in action or just want a nice train ride behind a big locomotive. 



Date: 03/14/19 12:28
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: tehachapi-dave

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> I don't seen anything on Pete's web site about a
> charter at Strasburg. I would be surprised if he
> would be doing anything with the 611 there other
> than some staged night shots. It's obviously not
> authentic to the line and there is no proper
> equipment to match. Having seen it on the main
> line at near track speed with a mostly correct red
> train (the first of the three recent years at
> Roanoke), I feel this wouldn't be worth the cost
> and time to get there. That said, having it run
> anyplace is better than nothing. Especially for
> those who have never seen it in action or just
> want a nice train ride behind a big locomotive.

I'm guessing Pete will have information up either tomorrow or this weekend, as the announcement was supposed to come tomorrow, but someone at SRR jumped the gun.  Not a mainline charter, so nothing stopping them from bringing in some more correct N&W passenger cars that aren't Amtrak certified.  NS has obviously given this their blessing, so wouldn't be to surprised if the two Powhattan Arrow coaches ended up in Strasburg, the possibilities are endless.  No matter the equipment, I'm sure Pete will put on a world-class charter, as he always does.   

Tehachapi-TJ Over & Out.  



Date: 03/14/19 12:33
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: n9949y

What routes would be used? Are there Y's and/or turntables associated w/Strasburg?



Date: 03/14/19 12:42
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: HotWater

n9949y Wrote:
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> What routes would be used?

I believe that information has already been discussed/explained on the other thread concerning movement of 611 to Strasburg.

Are there Y's and/or
> turntables associated w/Strasburg?

No, neither.



Date: 03/14/19 13:14
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: tehachapi-dave

n9949y Wrote:
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> What routes would be used? Are there Y's and/or
> turntables associated w/Strasburg?

Yes and no.  There are no y's, and Strasburg does not own a operable turntable.  There is however a turntable across the street at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum.  It has been used in the past to turn equipment, but I'm not sure if it is currently in a operable condition.  This would in theory allow them to turn the J for different events, assuming the relationship between the museum and Strasburg is on good terms and table is in operating condition.  It is a 100' table so it should be able to fit the J.  It also makes for some interesting ideas for night photo sessions with the numerous PRR steam engines at the museum.  

Tehachapi-TJ Over & Out. 



Date: 03/14/19 13:21
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: ClubCar

n9949y Wrote:
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> What routes would be used? Are there Y's and/or
> turntables associated w/Strasburg?
The only turntable is across the street at the Pennsylvania R.R. Museum and I'm not sure how often it is used or whether or not they would use it for this special event.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 03/14/19 13:31
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: CPRR

While it is neat to have the J come there, a 5 mile up, 5 mile back trip might not sell....

As to the turntable, do the people at the museum not play nice with Strasburg RR?



Date: 03/14/19 15:59
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: Spoony81

Trains Mag with the story

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/03/14-nw-no-611-to-visit-strasburg-rail-road-for-four-weeks-of-events

Cab rides, excursions and throttle time and photo charters will be offered

Posted from iPhone



Date: 03/14/19 18:59
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: ns1000

As posted before, in today's environment BE THANKFUL that anything special is being done.

Some of the comments out of these two threads about 611 just amaze me....

Posted from Android



Date: 03/14/19 21:40
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: SP4360

Some just need to sit on the floor and watch their Lionel go round and round.

ns1000 Wrote:
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> As posted before, in today's environment BE
> THANKFUL that anything special is being done.
>
> Some of the comments out of these two threads
> about 611 just amaze me....
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 03/14/19 23:03
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: pennsy3750

andersonb109 Wrote:
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>  It's obviously not
> authentic to the line and there is no proper
> equipment to match.
Apart from the Colorado narrow gauges, how many steam engines operating today *are* authentic to the line on which they operate?  Not Strasburg, not Grand Canyon, not TVRM (and I know you were on that Lerro charter), not the Valley, not Western Maryland Scenic...you get the idea.  So who cares?

> That said, having it run
> anyplace is better than nothing
Well, at least we can agree on something.



Date: 03/15/19 07:01
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: holiwood

Booked  611 Engineer time and a cab ride in 475 and hotel near by for Oct 20
I'm happy

hollywood



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/19 07:09 by holiwood.



Date: 03/15/19 08:15
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: Emmo213

I got a 30 minute throttle time slot too. It'll literally be a childhood dream come true. 

Hopefully this works out well for Strasburg and VMT. Assuming all the 611 cab experiences sell out (and they will) that one weekend will bring in almost $47k without even running a train!



Date: 03/15/19 10:30
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: 4489

pennsy3750 Wrote:
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> andersonb109 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >  It's obviously not
> > authentic to the line and there is no proper
> > equipment to match.
> Apart from the Colorado narrow gauges, how many
> steam engines operating today *are* authentic to
> the line on which they operate?  Not Strasburg,
> not Grand Canyon, not TVRM (and I know you were on
> that Lerro charter), not the Valley, not Western
> Maryland Scenic...you get the idea.  So who
> cares?
>

Some folks are NEVER happy!



Date: 03/15/19 12:54
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: MaryMcPherson

We had planned another Tennessee Valley trip for this time frame, but unlike my usual tendencies had yet to book the hotel rooms.  It would appear that a change of destination is in order.

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 03/16/19 05:25
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: goduckies

Is that a good time for fall colors? May do a trip back there for that as well.

Posted from Android



Date: 03/16/19 07:26
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: njmidland

goduckies Wrote:
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> Is that a good time for fall colors? May do a trip
> back there for that as well.
>
> Posted from Android

It really depends on how much rain we have during the Summer and early Fall.  The best showing of Fall foliage would be the last weekend of the 4.

Tim



Date: 03/16/19 11:07
Re: Strasburg has spilled the beans... N&W 611 this fall
Author: steam290

I’m hoping 611 can book an outing on a longer railroad. I think this is really great, but it’s a long way to drive to see her run such a short trip... still, I’m glad they will have her back out. Maybe she’ll come south yet! Too big for TVRM. Pretty sure she wouldn’t clear that tunnel.

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