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NS 7853 (MBS 8) "Navizence" departing Haaksbergen


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The numbering/livery of this engine is actually a special story. In 1945 the Dutch Railways (NS) bought two of the same engines (Winterthur "Tigerli") from the Swiss railways and numbered them 7851 and 7852. They were mainly used for shunt duties in the Rotterdam harbour. After several years of service both were demolished.

Many years later the MBS was able to buy this one, restored it and made it look like how the two original ones did their service in the Netherlands after the war and gave it # 7853, as if it was the third in the series that was sold to the NS.
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Great photo, Pieter! Like the gray scale treatment and that the photo includes train crew! Also appreciate the history of the locomotive. Thanks!

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Hello Kelly
Great Promontory photo, another winner
I've seen early steamers like these, but never working. Very rare
It's my understanding that they barely had what were called brakes
thanks for sharing_______Joe
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Hello Pieter
Love these little stories that go along w many of these engines
btw the photo Works
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2019 at 19:55
Thank you Joe!

I'm normally not happy with many of my photos, but this one I actually like, First the composition just works for me. Next, the dramatic clouds! It was near perfect weather. Normally its very hot up there this time of the year with clear skies. Saturday it was a cool 60 degrees F. Next, there were visitors but not too many. I intentionally waited till after Spike 150 to visit Promontory to avoid the thousands of people that were there. And, I really like the interaction between the locomotive engineer and the actor on the lower right side. This photo tells a story, to me anyway.

Breaks. Yes, they were only breaks on the tender wheels, so you would never see one of these locomotives without tender.

Also, to be clear, these are replicas of the origin Central Pacific Jupiter and Up # 119. They were built from B&W photographs of the originals. There were no blueprints that survived. These replicas were built for the 100 year anniversary of 1969. They really did a great job in recreating them historically accurately. They are not old dirty, rusty locomotive as in the TV series "Hell on Wheels". The railroads of that time were very proud of their locomotives -- they were the face of the railroads so they had a lot polished brass ad colorful paint. Something that was retained by many European railroads and you can still see today, especially in the UK. Also they have authentic single tone whistles, used accurately for signaling. Not multi-tone whiles blowing constantly for effect (also in Hell on Wheel). The driving of the last spike was to occur on May 8, and with different locomotives. But fate intervened, Dr. Thomas Durant's train was held hostage in Wyoming by unpaid workers and a damaged bridge in Weber Canyon, and Gov. Stanford's train was delayed by workers cutting down a tree that feel across the tracks.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2019 at 20:03
One thing I forgot. Notice the different types of smokestacks on the locomotives? Jupiter was a wood burner, typical of the Central pacific because there was plenty of forests and wood and few coal mines in the west.. The UP's 119 and other locomotives were coal burners. There were very few trees across Nebraska and Wyoming, and plenty of coal from the east.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2019 at 10:52
Thanks Kelly,
Great narratives, some only in the West stories, learn something everyday!


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Great shot Joe, especially the second
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2019 at 16:06
Very nice work Joe! This was the morning of departure from Ogden. For reference, I photographed the two locomotives going up Echo canyon, the same day posted here!
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Thanks Pieter, Kelly,
Coming from experts like you 2, means a lot

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A few from Promontory Summit

Promontory Meeting



Jupiter



Promontory (Reprise w/o watermark, it distracted)



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UPRR 119



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UPRR 119 Cab Detail



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