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Date: 01/13/22 11:36
MILW 261 - 1994 New River car consists ??
Author: CCMF

Does anyone have the car consists for the New River trains of October 1994 ??

I have this much ....

MILW 261
765's extra tender (FWRHS owned)
FWRHS 701 tool car
 “MOONLIGHT DOME” (800200)
__________ ??   
3850 "C&B MARSHALL” 
ORHC 103 “ROBERT S. BIXLER” (W&LE)   
_____ 711
BMC 5226 (CN)
BMC 832
BMC 829
HUNX 357 “CITY OF HINTON” (C&O)
 __________ ??  (C&O paint)
NRHX 549 “POMONA”
PPCX 856
NEW GEORGIA 1506 “WACHOVIA”
NEW GEORGIA ____ ?
NEW GEORGIA ____ ? 
NEW GEORGIA ____ ? 
NEW GEORGIA ____ ? 
NEW GEORGIA ____ ?
 __________ ??
 __________ ??
PRR 7135 “FRANCIS J. McGRATH” (800415)
MILW 58 Super Dome (800265)
HUNX 7003 (Dome) (800377)
SAL 6108 “NEW RIVER GORGE” (800215)
C&O 965 “GADSBY’S TAVERN"
PPCX 257 (SAL) (800080)
SLCC 200 “ROANOKE” (Dome)
NYC “LAUREL STREAM” (800180)
CAGY 1 "KING COTTON" (Obs)

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/22 13:03 by CCMF.



Date: 01/13/22 12:44
Re: MILW 261 - 1994 New River car consists ??
Author: gregscholl

Hi Bill.  First off something is amiss here.  765 did not the New River Trains in 1994.  That last year of steam runs was powered by Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261.  In 1993 765 was made into a C&O engine and renumbered 2765?  Is that the one you are thinking of!  We have video available on both years, but I doubt we have the consist numbers, etc. You can see previews on our website, or on youtube.  Titles are

2765 On The C&O

Great Steam Trains-Volume 3

Chase any plows lately!!!!
Greg Scholl
http://www.gregschollvideo.com



Date: 01/13/22 13:01
Re: MILW 261 - 1994 New River car consists ??
Author: CCMF

Yes the title does say MILW 261 which is correct.  The 765's extra tender was behind it which is what I refer to there.  I edited it adding the engine to clarify.

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/22 13:02 by CCMF.



Date: 01/13/22 14:16
Re: MILW 261 - 1994 New River car consists ??
Author: gregscholl

Not only did they use the 765's water car, but the train used the Ft. Wayne engine crew primarily.  This was at the request of CSX I was told since they had a good record with past trips.  This was the only time I saw 261 run and it was a good show.  Too bad there has been no steam there since 1994. Someone from the 261 or 765 bunch might know the answer, or someone from the Collis P Huntington chapter of the NRHS might know the answer to your consist question.
Greg



Date: 01/14/22 07:04
Re: MILW 261 - 1994 New River car consists ??
Author: agent1522

CCMF Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Does anyone have the car consists for the New
> River trains of October 1994 ??
>
> I have this much ....
>
> MILW 261
> 765's extra tender (FWRHS owned)
> FWRHS 701 tool car
>  “MOONLIGHT DOME” (800200)
> __________ ??   
> 3850 "C&B MARSHALL” 
> ORHC 103 “ROBERT S. BIXLER” (W&LE)   
> _____ 711
> BMC 5226 (CN)
> BMC 832
> BMC 829
> HUNX 357 “CITY OF HINTON” (C&O)
>  __________ ??  (C&O paint)
> NRHX 549 “POMONA”
> PPCX 856
> NEW GEORGIA 1506 “WACHOVIA”
> NEW GEORGIA ____ ?
> NEW GEORGIA ____ ? 
> NEW GEORGIA ____ ? 
> NEW GEORGIA ____ ? 
> NEW GEORGIA ____ ?
>  __________ ??
>  __________ ??
> PRR 7135 “FRANCIS J. McGRATH” (800415)
> MILW 58 Super Dome (800265)
> HUNX 7003 (Dome) (800377)
> SAL 6108 “NEW RIVER GORGE” (800215)
> C&O 965 “GADSBY’S TAVERN"
> PPCX 257 (SAL) (800080)
PPCX 257 is Atlantic Coast Line Tavern Lounge Observation 257 built by Budd between May, 1946 and May, 1947.  It was assigned to the Champion.  After the ACL/SCL 1967 merger the car was was renumbered SCL 5836.  Information from Wayner's Car Names, Numbers and Consists. 
> SLCC 200 “ROANOKE” (Dome)
> NYC “LAUREL STREAM” (800180)
> CAGY 1 "KING COTTON" (Obs)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/14/22 11:58 by agent1522.



Date: 01/15/22 00:33
Re: MILW 261 - 1994 New River car consists ??
Author: NKP779

Just watching youtube videos will usually pin down most of the cars.

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Date: 01/15/22 10:02
Re: MILW 261 - 1994 New River car consists ??
Author: ctjacks

I am pretty sure the 4 cars after the Moonlight Dome were from the Orrville group.  The one with the brown stripes was a prewar ex-PRR coach, and the other you are missing the description of was called the Ohio Presidents as I recall.  



Date: 01/15/22 12:56
Re: MILW 261 - 1994 New River car consists ??
Author: CCMF

I've always taken meticulous notes and I found the original notebook !   Here is the detailed consist for the New River Train of October 22, 1994

MILW 261
765's extra tender (FWRHS owned)
FWRHS 701 tool car
 “MOONLIGHT DOME” (800200)
OHRC 101 (Pennsylvania paint)  
3850 "C&B MARSHALL” (Capital Passenger Car with B&O logo)
ORHC 103 “ROBERT S. BIXLER” (W&LE)   
____711 (N&W style paint no lettering at all)
BMC 5226 (CN)
BMC 832
BMC 829
HUNX 357 “CITY OF HINTON” (C&O paint - Collis P. Huntington Chapter)
____1658 (C&O paint) (800399)
NRHX 549 “POMONA” (Greensboro Chapter)
PPCX 856 (RF&P)
NEW GEORGIA 1506 “WACHOVIA”
NEW GEORGIA 1505
NEW GEORGIA 1503
NEW GEORGIA 100 "The Coca-Cola Company" (800397)
NEW GEORGIA 1964 "SUPT. W.E. (SARGY) PLUNKETT" (800398)
NEW GEORGIA 1509 (800401)
PVTC 8400 "CATALPA FLLS" (PRR style)
NEW HAVEN "PINE TREE STATE" (PPCX 800236)
PRR 7135 “FRANCIS J. McGRATH” (800415)
MILW 58 Super Dome (800265)
HUNX 7003 (Dome) (800377)
SEABOARD 6108 “NEW RIVER GORGE” (800215)
C&O 965 “GADSBY’S TAVERN" (THE GEORGE WASHINGTON letterbaord)
ATLANTIC COAST LINE 257 (PPCX 800080)
SLCC 200 “ROANOKE” (Dome) (Virginia Rail)
NYC “LAUREL STREAM” (800180)
COLUMBUS & GREENVILLE 1 "KING COTTON" (Obs) (800160)

Any additional details/history appreciated.
 

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



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