My 3 pictures of 6069.

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by interurban, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Resting at Sarnia.
    Taken by a friend and his daughter.
    First shown on the out and about in Ont thread.
    Hope you don`t mind me moving the old Girl here.

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    interurban Active Member

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    Two girls together:D ;)

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    interurban Active Member

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    Thats all I have :(
    Would love to have seen Her in action

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    Chris. Two beautiful girls together. What more could a person ask.
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    Hi Dick, yes, Thats Trish, She is now a tall slim teenager:)
    One of my best Students When I was Teaching Martial Arts.;)

    May be one day we will see a picture of Trish back with our other girlfriend 6069:D :D :D

    I`ll have to talk to her Dad;)
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    Clerk Active Member

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    I would love to see them together again. Mayby you can twist some arms or maybe get on your knees and begg?? Strike that last.
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    Hello Everyone. I found this site through a search for Engine 6069 and it came up with a link to this site and the "My 3 pictures of 6069"
    We are currently forming a group together to look after the old girl and give her somewhat of a makeover. If anyone has any other photo's of old 6069 and would like to share them or would like to find out more, they can contact me at(engine6069@sympatico.ca)
  8. RobertInOntario

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    Great pics ! 6069 seems to be in great condition. Any chance that it could ever be returned to full steam? Thanks, Rob
  9. engine6069

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    Hello Rob.
    If someone had the money to do it then yes she could be returned to steam once again!
  10. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I seem to remember that some years back CN took 6060 and 6069 and bashed them together to make one runner and one display model.
    Often restoring a park model means removing almost all the old material and replacing it with new.
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    Interesting. I had heard stories about that but when I contacted the group who owns 6060 they were not sure and would look into it.
  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Doesn't even have to be a park model - CPR 2816 is almost completely new, and the parts that aren't were rebuilt... ;)

    Andrew
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    engine6069, sounds good. I have some second hand experience with such things...my dad co-founded a group that did the same thing...and spawned many similar groups across the country. I don't know the experience level of your group, so I'll presume you don't have prior experience with something like this.

    For a full overhaul (which I get the impression you don't intend)
    I would roughly estimate that you'd probably be looking at $400,000 worth of running gear work...as well as plenty of boiler work (in the US you need to strip everything...and ultrasound test the boiler)....which would include repairing the boiler tubes, superheaters, possible firebox patches, and piping. One of the last steps in boiler work is hydrostatic testing. All of the appliances would need to be rebuilt. It probably needs a zillion new staybolts. The frame may have cracks/damage that needs repairs...and you can't know for certain that it's okay until the drivers are out. It appears that 6069 has been outside for decades, and it sounds like it's mostly worn out parts.

    In short, focus on a cosmetic restoration unless you have experienced people in your group. There are many half apart locomotives in the US/Canada from unsuccessful restoration attempts. If you want to see her restored...work slowly & carefully. Bring in Scott Lindsey or Gary Bensman before ripping her apart...if you want to restore her to operation.

    The single best thing you could do for her would be to get a roof over her, and maybe a wall to shield her from the north west. Working under a roof is far better than working under the rain.

    Good luck! It's great to see local groups caring for their treasures!
  14. engine6069

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    Thanks NPK174.
    Our aim is to have some repairs done and make her more secure than she is. Long term goal will be to get a building built or like you suggest even a shelter. There is no intent to return her to live condition again. However it is hoped that she can have some items working such as a whistle and bell etc.
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    Excellent! Hopefully a few big donors will come forward. TEA-21 funding here in the US has been a huge help for such things here in the US...I suppose there is some sort of equivalent for our fellow North Americans north of the border.
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    Bad news,
    Locomotive was broken into recently and interior has been damaged
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    In the '72 rebuild of 6060, a few items were borrowed from donor "U's" but not from 6069 and all parts save 1 have been returned, front truck #2 wheel set.

    "T"
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    Interesting Wolfy, Pm Sent
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    There is an important meeting next week about the train so I should have an update for you soon...
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    Cnr 6060



    This CNR,number 6060, runs out of Stettler Alberta.

    Alberta Prairie Railway - Alberta Steam Train Tourist Attraction

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