New Haven RS-11 is coming home.

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Peirce, Feb 27, 2001.

  1. Peirce

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    Great find. Can't do much better that an actual photo of the original paint scheme.

    Is that book still readily available? If it is, I'm thinking it should be available at the DRM gift shop.

    Added info: (6/22/2001
    The referenced book IS avail at the DRM gift shop.

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  2. Peirce

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    It is finally home.

    Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, I was on board RS-11 #1402 (the original NH number) as it was towed from the Danbury Railway Museum's rail entrance gate into the middle of the yard. The power was supplied by the DRM's RS-1. I will have pictures of the event later on.

    1402 was dropped off just inside the DRM's gate about 10:00 that morning by the Housatonic RR.

    As DRM VP Ron Freitag said, (he was riding with me), this is a significant event in the museum's history. This locomotive actually worked the Danbury yard for many years. It is now back home.

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    If you click on the URL below, then go to my new album, "Danbury RR Mus. RS-11," you can see some of the first pictures or 1402 after arrival in the DRM yard. Come back often. More pictures will be added later.

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  4. Woodie

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    Pierce,

    Lots of work to be done on that one! Looks just like my 48 class, and T class wizzing round my layout!

    TOOT!
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    Right you are, Woodie. The last owner didn't treat her too kindly. She was used in a gravel pit. I guess some would call it a mine. The trucks she is sittin on aren't her own. We swapped in a set from a PA-1, which would make it easier to tow. Her own trucks rode do Danbury on a JTTX flat car.

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    In case any of you have tried looking at the RS-11 pictures, or any other of my albums for that matter, and had trouble - the host site, PhotoPoint was down for about four days, beginning last Friday. They are back and my pictures are again accessible.

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  9. Woodie

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    Peirce,

    Lot of work ahead of the museum! Does it actually run? I note the cab is boarded up. Any pics from inside the cab?

    TOOT!
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    The cab was boarded up and a few removable items were taken off for the trip from Georgia to Connecticut. This was a precaution against any parts "growing legs" enroute.

    No pictures of the interior yet. I will shoot some at the first opportunity.

    I am told the engine will run. However, we are probably not going to attempt to start it up until it has been cleaned and inspected.

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  12. LC

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    Peirce,
    Your photos are great, hope to see a lot more.
    You folks sure have your work cut out for you, I'm sure you will all be a very happy and proud group when the last detail is finally done.
    To preserve a piece of history like what you are doing is so very important, by your efforts you will pass a part of railroading on for many years to come, and for many to enjoy.
    I wish you all the best.
    Lance
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    Lance,
    Thanks for the kind words. It is a project both fun and frustrating. After all, how many of us get to model in one-to-one scale? The frustrating side is obtaining parts when needed, as well as the usual shortage of time and money.

    I work as a tour guide at the DRM every other Wednesday (sometimes more). This gives me a chance to keep a fairly good photo record of this and other projects.

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  14. roryglasgow

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    Peirce,

    Can't you just make the parts you need out of stock brass and styrene? hehehehe

    Seriously, it sounds like a fun project. I'm envious... [​IMG]

    -Rory
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    This may be a bit of a teaser. I only added two pictures, but one of them is a first look into the cab of RS-11, number 1402. There will be more later.
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    Are they the same?

    Pierce.
    Is the RS-11 and the RS-1 the same loco?:confused:
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    Woody,
    No, they are two distinctly different locomotives. I am not a technical expert on these units, but the RS-11 is bigger.

    If you click on the link in my signature it will take you to all my photo albums. You can see several pictures of the DRM's RS-1 in the Danbury Railway Museum albums. The RS-11 has its own album because of its historical significance. It actually worked in the yard which is now part of the museum. This is why it is drawing extra attention, especially among fans of the New Haven RR.
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    The trucks belonging to the RS-11 have been offloaded from the flat car they rode on the trip from Georgia. They were in such poor condition they could not be used when the RS-11 was towed from Georgia to Connicticut. We borrowed the trucks from our FA-1.

    I have added pictures of the unloading process to my RS-11 album. The link below will take you to all my albums. Feel free to browse any other of my albums that you like.
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