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Post by cjberndt » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:44 am

I noticed one or possibly two steam engines at the farm northwest of Angola. New projects or working on the 0-4-0 that was there before?
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Post by Michael Meisener » Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:28 am

Do you mean Ashley for the Steam engine's off of I 69?

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Post by Notch 8 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:52 am

That would be Barney Grambling father's farm where several of these
machines have found life again !
Barney is probably known by many on this list for he has done stints
on various railroads in the area, INER, CF&E, Michigan Steam Institute
as well as Amtrak and I believe Little River Railroad as well.

This I would call a labor of love and not there main occupation...

Mike

mp 126 of the 4th District of the Wabash

So where is that ?


Craig, Michael, Seasons Greetings

http://www.phmuseum.org/depot/depot.htm

http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/steam/

http://www.michigansteamtrain.com/history.html

All these places mention Flagg # 75 which the Gramblings had something
to do with...

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Post by KEITH_HARRIS » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:06 pm

BARNEY SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THE LITTLE RIVER. HE AND I BUILT ONE OF THE TRACKS INTO THE ENGINE HOUSE IN WHITE PIDGEON. HE WAS A QUALIFIED ENGINEER BEFORE TERRY BLOOM, THE OWNER. HE WAS A DO EVERYTHING GUY ON GORDON MORRIS' MICHIGAN SOUTHERN ALSO. HE REPAIRED (OR JURY RIGGED) THE OLD ALCO TO KEEP IT RUNNING MANY TIMES. I THINK HE WAS ENGINEER FOR GORDON, DOING THE DAILY WORK. HE REPLACED TIES IN MANY PLACES AND REPAIRED CROSSINGS. VERY TALENTED AND ALSO A SUPER FRIEND.


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Post by cjberndt » Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:19 pm

Yes, it's the Gramlings' house north of Ashley.

Does anyone know what is going on with the steam locomotive(s) there?
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Post by Howard » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:21 pm

I know that #75 is on tour in the south and thought it would remain there until spring, but I suppose that could be there.

They have been working on an 0-4-0 that was nearing completion--perhaps it's still there.

When #75 was at the Whitewater, I know they were looking for their next project, but I don't know if they've found anything yet. If they have, perhaps that's visible along with the 0-4-0.

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Post by Notch 8 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:13 pm

It is not #75, your guess of a 0-4-0 would fit what I have seen from
the highway.

They are repairing the locomotives and that is why they are at the Grambling residence

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Post by bando1473 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:13 pm

About ten years ago they had a 0-6-0 out there that they were going to start on after the #75 was finished. What ever happen to it? Thanks.
Al Corwin ( I still remember the 4th district )

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Re: Steuben County Steam

Post by Flagg » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:52 pm

What you seen North of Ashley along I 69 is George. We don't have a number for the engine as of yet. The engine came from Horseheads NY and is just like #75 or will be when we get it done. Number 126 is in the barn being worked on very slowly. I think it could be finished in 4-6 weeks if we had the time to get at it and work on it. George is in much better shape than #75 was when we got it. We think that it's restoration will be much faster than the other two engines. Number 75 is currently in North Carolina waiting to be picked up the middle of January and taken on to Florida where it will run on the week-ends of Febuary and March. It will then be taken back to North Carolina to be run the last week-end of April and all the week-ends of May. When we are done there it will go to Ohio to run the last three week-ends in June. 75 will then come home for it's annual inspection and and some improvements we would like to do to it. In August we then start traveling again.

John

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