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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:22 pm

Here are some photos of Lindsey with the Superman statue at Metropolis, IL, that was taken some time ago:
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What the hell:
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:38 pm

haha I like the ferret :)
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:54 am

ConducTTor wrote:haha I like the ferret :)


Did you notice Lindsey was also in the photo?
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:01 am

CaTTwoman281 wrote:Did you notice Lindsey was also in the photo?


Here is a hint:
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Perhaps we should start doing "Where's Waldo" type photos, only instead of a mental patient wearing red and white, it's TT stuff.
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:19 am

Doing some digging in the photo files on our computer, I found some photos from our last trip to Steamtown, USA, where Zeke (before his teardown and overhaul prep) posed with Reading Railroad T-1 #2124.

For those not familiar with the class, they are very powerful 4-8-4s that the Reading (Pronounced REDD-ing) Railroad had converted from 2-8-0s during WWII. Of the 30 members of the Reading T-1 Class, four remain: 2100, 2101, 2102, and 2124.

2100 currently resides in Washington State.

2101 is most famous for being part of the motive force for the American Bicentenial's American Freedom Train of 1976.
She was later painted in the Chessie System colors. 2101 resides at the B&O Railroad museum in Baltimore, MD. We have made 2 trips there so far.

2102 resides in Port Clinton, PA, where she will likely be restored to service.

2124 resides in Scranton, PA, at Steamtown USA. So far we have made 2 trips there, with plans to return to take detailed measurements and detail photos of Canadian National #47, a 4-6-4T.

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Zeke is on the front of the 2124:
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:28 am

For those that do not know, Zeke is still disassembled, as we have not settled down enough to get our crates of TT rolling stock unpacked.

Whoever owned him before I did failed to do proper repairs, such as replacing a broken coupler, and to properly repair the power pick-ups, as well as using a nylon screw to hold the bottom plate in place instead of the two screws as per design. When I am able to find a store here in North Dakota that carries the type of screws needed, and Zeke is out of storage, he will be restored, and will take his place of lead TTraveling locomotive back.
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:39 am

Also of note: when we took those photos of Reading #2124, we came across a familiar face. While I was repositioning Zeke for another picture, Mr. Jim Boyd (now deceased) came up and struck up a conversation about the Reading T-1 class.

For those that are not familiar with the late Mr. Boyd, he was a prolific writer and rail historian, and headed up the magazine Railfan and Railroad as head editor from 1974 to 1998. He also was part of a number of railfan videos as well, of which we own quite a few. We did discuss model railroading, and TT scale in general. He said the he knew a few people that were into TT, but are not around any more.

Mr. Boyd taking a picture of Terry, while CaTTwoman281 looks on:
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Mr. Boyd, Zeke, myself, and an autographed (by Mr. Boyd, of course) issue of Railfan and Railroad. Also of note, Mr. Boyd is wearing a souvenir USS Annapolis ballcap, that we gave him in gratitude for the autograph.
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:02 pm

CaTTwoman281 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:haha I like the ferret :)


Did you notice Lindsey was also in the photo?


Oh yeah hah!
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:27 pm

ConducTTor wrote:
CaTTwoman281 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:haha I like the ferret :)


Did you notice Lindsey was also in the photo?


Oh yeah hah!


Did you notice her before?
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:39 am

Negative.
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