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BARRY SCRAPYARD – THE YEARS OF STEAM GO BY!


this is a short film of the days of barry scrapyard

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Steam View – Eritrea 18 – First Freight for 38 years


With views over the port of Massawa, Mallet locomotive 442-54 pulls the 2 container train away from the dockyard, forming the first real freight train in Eritrea for 38 years, 3/12/2010. The containers were carrying machine tools donated by the Danish State Railways for use in the Eritrean Railways workshop at Asmara.

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First time D&RGW Engine 315 runs under steam after 58 years


The 1895 Denver and Rio Grand Western Locomotive has been restored in Durango, CO. On the evening of Aug 24th it ran under steam for the first time since October 17, 1949.

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New Hope & Ivyland – New Year’s Eve 2009 (HD)


A light dusting of snow coats the woods of Bucks County as NH&I’s steam locomotive #40 makes it’s last runs of the year on the last day of 2009, as it will be put away for a long winter’s rest. www.newhoperailroad.com

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Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum celebrates 50 years

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum celebrates 50 years
A shiny black steam engine spat black puffs of smoke into the air as Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum officials celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Read more on Chattanooga Times Free Press

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East Broad Top – 1870’s Shops Steam Engine – First run in over 50 years – Part 1


This 1870’s single cylinder steam engine came to the East Broad Top Railroad in 1882, reportedly from the Rockhill Iron and Coal Company iron furnace nearby. It resides in the Machine Shop near the boilers. This engine supplies the power to all the overhead line shaft and belt system that extends throughout the EBT shops complex. The line shafts powered over thirty five machines, for machining, wood working, blacksmithing and forging. It was last used over fifty years ago when the shops last ran under coal power. This was shortly after the East Broad Top shut down as a coal hauler in the spring of 1956. Since then the limited operation of section of the line shaft system has been via electric motors mounted in those section, disconnected from the rest of the system. In the late 70’s or early 80’s the building had settled too much, throwing the shafts out of line and causing their bearings to overheat in a short time. Since then the shafts too have been silent. In the early 1990’s the roof structure above the engine had deteriorated to the point it had rotted out the large main beam supporting the Boiler House and Machine Shop roof where they meet. Wood cribbing had to be erected atop the engine to hold the roof structure up. In 2002 Friends of the East Broad Top restoration crew members first stared working on the Boiler House and Machine Shop where the engine resides. Over the following seven years work has progressed, culminating in the installation of a replacement

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