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Forum: Steam Fans February 25th, 2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By CGWallace
Re: New video to play at Johnson Creek

It's a good video.

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CW
Forum: General SFOT Forum February 4th, 2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,573
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Last trip 2014

Thanks for the link!
Forum: Steam Fans February 4th, 2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,232
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Gen. Sam Paint Scheme

Updated links to Baldwin paint.



http://www.pacificng.com/template.php?page=/ref/locobuilders/blw/style/stylediag/index.htm
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Forum: Food Service September 12th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,147
Posted By CGWallace
Re: New for 2013: Food's Own Season Pass!

This is basically how Knott's got started in the theme park business. They bought some cars and a locomotive from the Rio Grande Southern to give their dining customers something else to do!
Forum: General SFOT Forum September 12th, 2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,008
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Miniature SFOT Model

I am under the impression the model was scrapped long ago.
Forum: Steam Fans June 27th, 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,373
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Caboose photo -Boom Town

It was caboose 2424. After some digging up at UTA, I found a ACJ photographer took a photo of the bathrooms during BT construction and caught the end of the caboose. The park painted over the car...
Forum: Steam Fans May 31st, 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,373
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Caboose photo -Boom Town

Thanks for looking and for the photo showing the end of the T&P "muley caboose".

I will probably find my note or the photo when I'm not looking for them. I must have everything you found with...
Forum: Steam Fans May 28th, 2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,373
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Caboose photo -Boom Town

Thanks for looking. That is the caboose (from the Texas & Pacific). The picture I remember was from the other side. Still can't find it yet. Looked through Clint's DMN files without success.
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Forum: Steam Fans May 26th, 2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,373
Posted By CGWallace
Caboose photo -Boom Town

Would anyone out there have a photo of the standard gauge caboose that was on display at Boom Town 1963-1973? I think there was a PR photo or newspaper photo taken showing the car's road number on...
Forum: Steam Fans May 18th, 2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,659
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Railroad Spiel - Calling All Conductors!

The spiel box appeared in the fall of '99 with a new park operator. Until that time, it was a separate crew like the park rides. The Station Master and Conductor positions would rotate each time...
Forum: Steam Fans May 11th, 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,659
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Railroad Spiel - Calling All Conductors!

I would take a look at the '61 and '74 spiels.

http://parktimes.com/content/node/104

http://parktimes.com/content/node/103

Ask the facebook SFOTRR people?...
Forum: Steam Fans April 16th, 2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,061
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Grapevine train - working on steam at Texas State RR

Earl Knoob and his crew are in the process of overhauling all four steam locomotives.

And, they are using real paint schemes (black, olive green) instead of bright colors.

No 7 needed much...
Forum: Steam Fans April 14th, 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,032
Posted By CGWallace
Re: 1970's Train Turning

Thanks for the clarifications! Everyone in maintenance said 72-73 because someone in management wanted something new for GT. But, then there was the hill...
Forum: Steam Fans April 14th, 2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,061
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Grapevine Train

Good to se ya back. 2248 was still in the shop last time I drove through town. Another FWWR guy, Earl Knoob, is now down at Texas State. They just finished 400 / aka 7 .
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Forum: Steam Fans March 4th, 2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,629
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Favorite bit of trivia/fun fact/obscure knowledge?

A son of Madame Patout's joined the Gold Rush of 1849 by boat, but got very sick and weak. He returned from San Francisco overland and vanished near Amarillo, Tx.

Both locomotive bells at sfot...
Forum: Steam Fans February 9th, 2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,032
Posted By CGWallace
Re: 1970's Train Turning

My note is wrong. The trains were turned back to clockwise after 1988. I have pictures from that year and they were still counter clockwise.

Someone somewhere said '89.

I don't know if it...
Forum: Steam Fans October 29th, 2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,148
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Railway & Locomotive Historical Society...

UP is restoring the Big Boy 4014 pictured.

R&LHS magazine " Railroad History" is a nice publication.

If you will go to their website, a note under awards says they honored "K" Vollrath for...
Forum: Steam Fans September 29th, 2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Wrong Name in Spiel

The “Gen Sam” was renamed with the completion of a major overhaul in June 1994. I don’t believe the new name really had much to do with the railroad.
Forum: Steam Fans March 12th, 2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,272
Posted By CGWallace
Re: SF&T Herald Designs?

I suppose its your choice.

We had a member of the crew want to do hats, but did not due to cost or some problem. Maybe he was too busy. I was visiting Atlanta Underground shopping mall about...
Forum: Steam Fans February 24th, 2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,272
Posted By CGWallace
Re: SF&T Herald Designs?

I like the six stars for each Texas flag. You might try red, white, and blue too.
Forum: Steam Fans February 23rd, 2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,272
Posted By CGWallace
Re: SF&T Herald Designs?

Sounds like a good idea. It would be nice to have a drumhead-like sign again to hide the gas tank on the end of the train...

The ngdiscussion recently had much chatter about the T&P herald,...
Forum: Steam Fans February 21st, 2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Lamar (Patton) Paint Scheme

I don't think the very blue boiler jacket lasted long. I suspect it went to red in the late 70s?

I notice the domes have a dark color here in the 1980 yearbook:...
Forum: Steam Fans February 20th, 2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Lamar (Patton) Paint Scheme

The LydiaP/Lamar/Patton had black domes 62-67 (1897-1967?) from what I can tell. The oldest dated photo I have with cream/tan on the domes was ‘70.

The Banana Splits show was apparently shot...
Forum: Steam Fans February 11th, 2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,947
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Conductor Hats

Wardrobe said the same thing to me and let me use the transquip hat. I see earl over at ngdiscussion talks about miller hats. You might try that.

They asked about an engineer's cap. I used a...
Forum: Steam Fans February 11th, 2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By CGWallace
Re: Ward Kimball Interview

Not the only individual to have a locomotive in their backyard... I understand he was part of the LA live steamers model group. The Broggie book about Disney has more to the story.

His...
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