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1-1/2" Scale Semaphore and Searchlights Owosso, Michigan

Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:56 pm
by Atkinson_Railroad
It was a busy day capturing signal action at the Steam Railroading Institute Owosso, Michigan August 5, 2017.

You Tube URL: https://youtu.be/UI-mqoX-SDk

Enjoy!

John

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Semaphore and Searchlights Owosso, Michigan

Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:05 pm
by M.D.Bentley
Neat . John, any updates on the crane ?

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Semaphore and Searchlights Owosso, Michigan

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:10 pm
by Atkinson_Railroad
Reluctantly, no updates on the crane. The "signal thang" has robbed time away from the wrecker.

I have been asked to set up and run the train again for a short 5 hour event October 10, 2017 in the same location
it operated last Christmas. So there is that bit of news to report.

Thank you for asking M.D.

Tell Linda I said, "Hey!" ; )

John

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Semaphore and Searchlights Owosso, Michigan

Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:18 pm
by M.D.Bentley
Atkinson_Railroad wrote:Reluctantly, no updates on the crane. The "signal thang" has robbed time away from the wrecker.

I have been asked to set up and run the train again for a short 5 hour event October 10, 2017 in the same location
it operated last Christmas. So there is that bit of news to report.

Thank you for asking M.D.

Tell Linda I said, "Hey!" ; )

John

Good to hear you'll be running it again. The signal thang is cool :-). Will give Linda a "Hey" for ya.

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Semaphore and Searchlights Owosso, Michigan

Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:42 pm
by hoborich
Pretty cool! What is powering that CN engine. Sounds like some kind of small gasoline engine?

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Semaphore and Searchlights Owosso, Michigan

Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:05 am
by Atkinson_Railroad
Hi hoborich;

The CN engine you're referring to seen in the video at the URL posted earlier in the thread is a locomotive owned by The Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso.

It is not the train referred to in the conversation between M.D. Bentley and myself.
The crane and train M.D. and I are referencing is this one: http://www.pbase.com/visual_first/image/130611497/large

To answer your question about the Canadian National locomotive, it's powered by some form of gasoline engine.
I don't know what type nor do I know who originally built the piece of equipment.

Noting you are in Northern Michigan, you may be interested to learn it's believed the CN engine originally belonged to Bill Fitt, the founder of Live Steam Magazine.
The locomotive operated on his railroad near Meauwataka, Michigan in the late '80s and 1990s.

John

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Semaphore and Searchlights Owosso, Michigan

Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:54 am
by hoborich
Hey, thanks for the info. I could hear some kind of small gas engine when the CN loco went by.