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For those of you liking real live steam, they have gotten the Grande ten wheeler (T-12) number 168 running again. Restoration by Cumbres & Toltec. Here she is running in Antonito.




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I knew there was movement to have this locomotive restored to operating condition. Hope it stays that way. After seeing C&S #71 running then stuffed again, and #9 running and stuffed again makes me wonder. Maybe D&RGW locomotives have more luck?


I know former RGS/C&S/C&NW #74 was evaluated but deemed to broken to be functionally restored (broken frame I believe). I am not sure where the status of former RGS/F&CC #20 is. I believe it is still being worked on at the Museum.



I have also heard that a group has been looking at poor old C&S #60 that has sat at Idaho Springs for decades.
 

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Thanks Rich.
Always great to see a re-birth of a Lady.

Does a wagon top boiler add extra work?
Thanks.
 

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Glad you guys liked it. It seems we are at a height of restorations at the moment. Just hope it lasts and these wonderful machines can be kept operating.


As was mentioned, it also seems that after pouring money and years of work time into these they do not always survive. I guess money, time, and interest on the part of the public just is not there.
 

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I had to do some research, I thought "stuffed" meant the loco ran, and then broke, like the UK meaning... but it means "stuffed and mounted" as the C&S #71 sits outside a casino...


Greg
 
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