H-5 at Connersville

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Roger Hensley, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Roger Hensley

    Roger Hensley Member

    1428 H-5 at Connersville IN ca1953
    Note that this is a hand powered turntable
    Maurice Lewman Collection.

  2. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Is there still the tourist train out of connersvile? Years ago I rode it, and the rear car derailed. Everyone moved forward and they cut off the rear car and we kept going. They used to run a 2-6-2 with a cabbage stack.

  4. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    That's the Whitewater Valley Scenic. They have a the 2-6-2...although it has issues. It had a lap seam boiler, which is now illegal, so they had a new boiler built. Unfortunately, they didn't measure twice...cut once, and the boiler is 6" or so too long for the frame. They also have East Broad Top #6...but it also has a lap seam boiler and is illegal to operate...it is the only EBT engine not on the EBT...they used to run #6 30 years ago (it is one of the two std gauge EBT 0-6-0s). Last time I was to Connersville, they still had one of the the two mini heislers...although the new owner was supposed to move it. They also have a second 0-6-0 and a tank engine. They run only diesels currently.

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