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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2015, 03:54:14 PM »
When WV got the Milw, Conrail engineering dept said that line's curves were not for six axles!!!

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2015, 04:20:06 PM »
Brian, do the val maps show curves over 12 degrees?

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2015, 06:55:47 PM »
I got a curve chart somewhere.
I been grouping things together. Remember correctly what CONRAIL specifically said was the poor ties and light rail on the sharp curves would not handle a fixed three axle, without doing damage over time.

Got a box of profiles setting in front of me now, not indexed. Will check.

We should have started a new post!!!!!!   LOL

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2015, 05:41:22 AM »
Laurel Inn group dinning room has been reserved.
Loco will be determined by the WVRR, but not to use the MILW, horn too loud. It irritates some and me.
If you ask nicely, you can have that horn changed out.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2015, 01:24:34 AM »
I shall ask nicely !

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2015, 09:06:05 PM »
When WV got the Milw, Conrail engineering dept said that line's curves were not for six axles!!!
That must be where the idea it was 4-axle only on the WVRR.  There has been a lot of work done on the track  since then. 
Didn't the NYC run 2-8-2s on the line?  That's an even longer rigid wheelbase than a six-axle diesel.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2015, 05:14:29 AM »
That must be where the idea it was 4-axle only on the WVRR.  There has been a lot of work done on the track  since then. 
Didn't the NYC run 2-8-2s on the line?  That's an even longer rigid wheelbase than a six-axle diesel.
Yes. There's video of a mikado working South Connersville and working its way back to Valley Junction.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2015, 06:03:09 PM »
Brian, Mark Mailed out the Money today for our Two Tickets for the Caboose Excursion on the 22nd. We want the B&O Caboose that we had last year. It was Right behind the Coach on the North End of the Train. Thanks Larry Shirley.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2015, 07:22:04 PM »
What kind of loco is the MILW?
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2015, 07:32:34 PM »
SD10
If in doubt, Notch it out!

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2015, 07:08:52 PM »
So will the Locomotive be the Milw Locomotive?

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2015, 07:43:11 PM »
So will the Locomotive be the Milw Locomotive?
It all depends on if Brian wants the horn changed out on it since he doesn't like the current one.

Otherwise, it'll be whatever fires that day. Either 25 or 9339.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2015, 08:44:02 PM »
As I said, wouldn't chance the SD10, the day you charter it will be the day that Murpy's Laws decry that big pig goes on the ground. Stick with the switchers.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2015, 07:35:52 PM »
All aboard, trip is a go.
Thank you paid passengers.
See you in 2016.
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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2015, 07:39:09 PM »
The 22nd NOT THE 29.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2015, 05:24:23 AM »
For next year and after, there will be NO walkins on trip day.
I have no idea on number of passengers going, this is NOT acceptable.
I want the money (accounting) done on the previous Monday BEFORE, the trip!!!!!!!!!.
And do to free riders, within groups, no proof but, but very sure!!!!!!
You will have to get tickets, at the station with a ticket agent having a list of passengers to check of. Your name is not on the list, you do not go.
THE the only reason this trip was not canceled, was I had folks from California, and some of my customers going.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2015, 12:53:34 PM »
This Should have been done a Long time ago. It is Not Fair to those who Pay for Trip.  For someone to take advantage of you is Not Right Either. Groups should have to tell you how many will be going and Pay. We do Appreciate what you Do. And keep up the good work.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2015, 09:32:48 AM »
Maybe be packing more together, two cabooses short.
All the windows had been broken out last week, thanks to White Trash drunks.
They had a beer party in one.
But the windows have been replaced, here the trip money is raised now to pay the cost!!!!!!
I never have vandalized anything in my life, so I have an extreme hatred towards these people.

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2015, 09:50:17 AM »
Brian,

Once again, thanks for setting up the caboose ride..   Anna and I had a great time, can't wait for next year.
What I would do, to be in North Platte, seeing 150 + Union Pacific trains a day... Also a fan of the INRD...

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Re: Banta's Annual Caboose Excursion, March 29, 2015
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2015, 07:07:16 PM »
Yes it was a Great Trip. We had a Good Fire going in the Stove and was able to set in the Caboose with our Coats Off. Me and Mark can't wait for Next Year. We had the Black Cherry and Waffle Cone from the Ice Cream Store. That was Very Good. The Food at Laural Inn was Good, even though it took a while to get our food. We had a Big Crowd that ordered Food. The Servers were Great as well. So to everyone who Rode, Tell your Friends about this Trip and get them to Ride Next Year. Lets fill the Cars Next Year for Brian. Word of Mouth goes a Long Way.