If you're planning to attend the October meet, you may want to consider visiting the Strasburg Rail Road during the Friday of the meet.

From TCA National..

The restored Norfolk and Southern #611 "J" locomotive is coming to the Strasburg Rail Road for a “Reunion of Steam,” with events and special offerings running September 27 through October 27. This includes special tours, opportunities to fire locomotives, and more!

We are pleased to announce that in cooperation with TCA, the Rail Road is adding a special day of "J" opportunities on Friday, October 18, to accommodate TCA members who may be in the area that week for the York meet.

Several runs will operate on October 18. Details for that day include:

   611 Hostling Tour: 7:00 AM
   611 Cab Tour: 9:00 AM
   611 Whistle Blowing: 9:30 AM
   611 Excursions (including Coach, Open Air, First Class Lounge,
   and President's Car accommodations:
          10:30 AM
          11:30 AM
          12:30 PM
          1:30 PM
            2:30 PM

 

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LOL!  The TCA makes an attempt to have TCA members a chance to ride aboard the 611 on no doubt what is a busy as all heck schedule.  While not the best time frame, I suspect they did their best to make this happen at all.  

Marty

 

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Congratulations UP Steam Team!

 

MartyE posted:

LOL!  The TCA makes an attempt to have TCA members a chance to ride aboard the 611 on no doubt what is a busy as all heck schedule.  While not the best time frame, I suspect they did their best to make this happen at all.  

I have to take back what I said.  After thinking about it this will work out perfectly for my son and me.   Made reservations for a cab tour, blow the whistle, and a ride.  After head over to the show by noon and if I don't finish up, I'll attend Saturday AM for the first time.  Thanks TCA!

artyoung posted:

Will the track at Strasburg be heavy enough to support the "J"? I remember an exhibit at the B&O Museum showing cross-sections of rail and the weight of the engines it would support. 

Well, it's going so I would guess yes.

Wow, stuff is sold out quick, lol. I did get a whistle blow on 611, premium car ride at 10:30, and shop tours at noon. I am okay with what I got as it will be grand no matter what I miss. I will have a blast no matter what. I can't wait. Heck, I still have to register for York and get my hotel accommodations yet, lol. I'll see about that later, been a long day.

superwarp1 posted:
artyoung posted:

Will the track at Strasburg be heavy enough to support the "J"? I remember an exhibit at the B&O Museum showing cross-sections of rail and the weight of the engines it would support. 

Well, it's going so I would guess yes.

Well, they operate a 2-10-0 and a 4-8-0 daily so most likely yes. Also, don’t forget that a Pennsy M1, an L1 and a few others were pulled across the line to get them to the RRMPA. I’m sure if they can get a GG1 out and back, they can get a J in and out. I’m assuming she will be staying at Strasburg for the entire month? It would be nice if NS let her go up to Harrisburg to turn around on the wye and/or go across the Rockville Bridge!

Modeling Enola PA in miniature

Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 posted:

Wow, stuff is sold out quick, lol. I did get a whistle blow on 611, premium car ride at 10:30, and shop tours at noon. I am okay with what I got as it will be grand no matter what I miss. I will have a blast no matter what. I can't wait. Heck, I still have to register for York and get my hotel accommodations yet, lol. I'll see about that later, been a long day.

I forgot about the shop tour.  Ohwell, another time, I want to get back to York by noon anyway for the meet.  Back shop tour is planned for Steamtown Saturday on the way home anyway.

Maybe in Oct 2020 611 can visit Steamtown.  They could do some really long trips up the grade to Moscow.  I can hear the engine bark up that hill now.  I can dream anyway.

superwarp1 posted:
Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 posted:

Wow, stuff is sold out quick, lol. I did get a whistle blow on 611, premium car ride at 10:30, and shop tours at noon. I am okay with what I got as it will be grand no matter what I miss. I will have a blast no matter what. I can't wait. Heck, I still have to register for York and get my hotel accommodations yet, lol. I'll see about that later, been a long day.

I forgot about the shop tour.  Ohwell, another time, I want to get back to York by noon anyway for the meet.  Back shop tour is planned for Steamtown Saturday on the way home anyway.

Maybe in Oct 2020 611 can visit Steamtown.  They could do some really long trips up the grade to Moscow.  I can hear the engine bark up that hill now.  I can dream anyway.

My niece lives up by Scranton and they always pop over there. I have asked her if she has any news of stuff ongoing or if there is some sort of mailing list. I had emailed them via their own questions email and never got anything back. I suppose if she comes up empty handed I can always give them a ring.

I do want to get back to York as well, but I can spend some time over at Strasburg. I'm sure I'll get everything in I usually do(or try to do).

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