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PRR No. 1223 with Coaches by rlkitterman PRR No. 1223 with Coaches by rlkitterman
Pennsylvania Railroad D16-class steam engine 4-4-0 No. 1223 was built for passenger service around the turn of the century. Its display at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum reflects its history, as it is shown pulling a train of wooden-bodied bogie coaches.
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tommySonic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
why did they retire her?
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No. 1223 was retired because ultrasonic testing found the firebox walls too thin to comply with federal regulations on steam locomotive safety, and Strasburg would not have been able to afford modifying the locomotive to make it compliant.
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tommySonic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Rubbish! why are they worried about thin firebox walls?
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The federal government is worried that locomotives with thin firebox walls are more susceptible to the firebox coming apart, e.g. crown sheet failure as a worst-case scenario, and I imagine there is some metric for what constitutes acceptable thickness.
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tommySonic Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
same with No. 7002?
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately, yes; Nos. 1223 and 7002 were both subjected to ultrasonic testing in 1989 and then given to the museum.
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tommySonic Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
:( (Sad) 
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tommySonic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
well why don't they restore her now?
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Strasburg already has three operable locomotives (CNR 89, GWR 90, N&W M-475) and cannot afford the costs this modification would incur, and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (now the owners of PRR 1223) is currently focusing on fundraising for the construction of a shelter to protect the rolling stock displayed outside.  Museum management also thinks No. 1223 with coaches is a good choice for the first train visitors see walking into the main hall.
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tommySonic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
I am dissapointed Strausburg
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd like to see Strasburg eventually get enough money to restore all its locomotives to working order, but it barely breaks even, and is dependent on special events (photo charters, Day Out with Thomas, wine & cheese train) to keep it afloat, which is a common problem facing heritage railways around the world.
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ACL250 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
I LOVE the way they made it look like she's ready to go!
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
If only she didn't have that Belpaire firebox. Most of the locos there that have 'em can't run because of their firebox design (the operating PRR 643 at William's Grove of which I got to visit & clean ash from has a different boiler so it can run)
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cooldude7208 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
is she in steam? Or even running?
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No. 1223 has been out of traffic since 1989 as new federal regulations would have required replacing the firebox walls, and the museum (which lent the locomotive to Strasburg) prefers to keep the locomotives on display with their original parts.
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cooldude7208 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
:( I just don't find it fair, the parts are old but classic so they won't replace them so the engine can't run
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Also the museum is trying to finish the cosmetic restoration of a locomotive and build a shelter for the rolling stock parked outside, which does not leave it with the money that would be needed to restore 1223 (or 7002) to operating condition.
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cooldude7208 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
sad face
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TenPinPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish they still ran this locomotive at The Strassburg Railroad. This is definitely one of my favorite Locomotives!
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Barricade9-1-1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
now we is 1224 and 1225.
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmm, so cool.
:D

One of my favorite modern-style 4-4-0s put there, besides Wilmington and Western no. 98, and such!
(Although I have no idea why some steam locomotives always have the whistle on the fireman's side and stuff like that...)
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My favorite American standard gauge locomotive! :)
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LimitedClear Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Great shot. I wish this engine was still operational.
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Gelgoog328 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But they done one thing wrong... the number plate is supposed to be red, not black. Passenger engines carried red number plates and the freight engines carried black.
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