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 Post subject: Ohio Vintage Coal Co. saves Westinghouse mine locomotive
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:02 pm 
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Well with the help of our entire restoration crew of the Ohio Vintage Coal Co. this project was a hit ! We thank the Ohio Valley Coal Co., Bob & Rob Murray for their gracious donation of the (1918) Baldwin-Westinghouse Mine Locomotive. This is a real unique piece of mining heritage. The locomotive was rescued from an underground seal when the miners entered into some old workings. The locomotive was retreived & brought back up to the surface for preservation in 2008.

The locomotive was used on main haulage then latter assigned to support the longwall machine assisting in the moving of the shields. This unit is very interesting on the account of the super tall 33" wheels to gain speed underground.

The locomotive is scheduled to get a full restoration in early spring 2008.

Make sure you visit http://www.ohiovintagecoal.com for the complete story & pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:03 am 
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Hey congrats on saving another one! lets keep this going, soon we will have saved one of every type of mine locomotive/equipment out there!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:07 am 
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yo, just checked out the pics..... nice! that thing looks good in white! looks like a bigger version of no. 9s. what size are the drivers, those things are huge?!? disappointed though, the vids dont load.......

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:53 am 
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Monday evening we should have the vids compressed for faster download. The wheels are 33" TALL. We are getting close to having at least one model from every mfg. but we are still looking for a compressed air type too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:02 pm 
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Wait, Pete, thats not the same Bob Murray that owns Crandall Canyon is it?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:57 pm 
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Yes. . . he owns a boat load of mines & (2) high production ones in Ohio. What sucks he only owned that mine for a short time when that disaster hit. He is a hard core coal miner & runs his mines with a passion.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:00 am 
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Good job! DId they end up stripping parts from this locomotive before giving it to you, or did you manage to get a complete loco?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:56 am 
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This was sealed in the mine. We have test ran it & runs great I am still waiting for my videos to get compressed to show you guys the test run. The parts locomotive was scrapped 4 days after we picked up this unit.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:24 pm 
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Was the parts locomotive also in the mine next to this, or they dug this one out specifically for you? I'm glad to hear that it runs well.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:10 pm 
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killer video you guys just uploaded! that thing sounds great powering up! sounds real good in the controller video.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:21 pm 
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This thing operates different. Since this operates on 250 volt DC a control voltage is utilized to operate a set of power contactors.

Translation: You do not have a lethal voltage at the tip of your hand (controller).

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