i'm curious here. Will 1630 ever wear the ATSF 6 chime she had on for a while? Better defines her, I love the deep whistle she has now but the higher pitched 6 chime was better in my opinion.
#1 Hyde Seybold on 2013-06-10 16:17
You are talking here about something well before my time !. I have not seen her with anything other than the whistle she now carries. If she carried this whistle at IRM I have no idea why it was changed and where it now is but might try to find out for my own interest ! Nigel
#2 Nigel Bennett on 2013-06-11 18:03
The whistle 1630 wore for a while that you're thinking of was a Frisco 6 chime donated by a former member of the steam shop. It was on it a few times over the years, the last time being put on by me a couple of years before it went out of service.
#3 Brian Davies on 2013-06-11 22:36
Hi, I have a question, if or when she is restored and back up and running this or next year. Will their be a special event set up for the return of steam to IRM? I would love to attend 1630's first day back in service since 2004 (The year I last saw her run). Are their any plans for such an event?
#4 Matthew Gustafson on 2013-06-13 18:33
Matthew, Any special event is the decision of the museum Board. My personal opinion is that it is likely that there would be a special event to celebrate the return of steam to service at IRM. I would certainly not expect this to be the first time that she is "out and about". Give the length of time out and the amount of work done, I would expect a significant number of "debugging" and training days before it would be sensible to organize an event around it !. Nigel
#5 Nigel Bennett on 2013-06-14 16:50
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