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Re: #12s Window #12s

David Pressley
 

Did that have anything to do with the heat coming off the boiler there or just random 'stuff'?

David

Tim Smith <tweetsieengineer@gmail.com> wrote:
The first window of #12's cab was taken out during the 1979 overhaul.
The main reason it was removed was the windows in the front of the cab
were always getting broken and having to be replaced.

Tim

On Dec 27, 2007 6:44 PM, M. Loven <holtsky@boone.net> wrote:






I'm not sure of the reason, but I believe Frank Coffey made this
modification when the engine went through a major overhaul during
1978/79.

I thought removing the first window made the cab look more modern, kind
of like #190's.


--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, "Dusten" <Iron_Horse@...> wrote:

Why is the #12s 1st cab window welded shut? I am trying to model her
in On30 and would like to know the reason and origin.
Thanks
Rock On & Live Strong
Dusten Barefoot
--
Timothy Smith
Vice President, ET&WNC RR HS
Head Engineer Railfan Weekend Coordinator,
Tweetsie Railroad, Inc





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Re: #12s Window #12s

Tim Smith <tweetsieengineer@...>
 

The first window of #12's cab was taken out during the 1979 overhaul.
The main reason it was removed was the windows in the front of the cab
were always getting broken and having to be replaced.

Tim

On Dec 27, 2007 6:44 PM, M. Loven <holtsky@boone.net> wrote:






I'm not sure of the reason, but I believe Frank Coffey made this
modification when the engine went through a major overhaul during
1978/79.

I thought removing the first window made the cab look more modern, kind
of like #190's.


--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, "Dusten" <Iron_Horse@...> wrote:
>
> Why is the #12s 1st cab window welded shut? I am trying to model her
> in On30 and would like to know the reason and origin.
> Thanks
> Rock On & Live Strong
> Dusten Barefoot
>

--
Timothy Smith
Vice President, ET&WNC RR HS
Head Engineer Railfan Weekend Coordinator,
Tweetsie Railroad, Inc


Re: #12s Window #12s

M. Loven <holtsky@...>
 

I'm not sure of the reason, but I believe Frank Coffey made this
modification when the engine went through a major overhaul during
1978/79.

I thought removing the first window made the cab look more modern, kind
of like #190's.

--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, "Dusten" <Iron_Horse@...> wrote:

Why is the #12s 1st cab window welded shut? I am trying to model her
in On30 and would like to know the reason and origin.
Thanks
Rock On & Live Strong
Dusten Barefoot


#12s Window #12s

Dusten <Iron_Horse@...>
 

Why is the #12s 1st cab window welded shut? I am trying to model her
in On30 and would like to know the reason and origin.
Thanks
Rock On & Live Strong
Dusten Barefoot


Re: L.H.(Loy) Herrell

Ken Riddle
 

Pretty good one of him on the first shot on the tour 10 page. If you can
find it, there is a great color picture of him on the 208 in an old
Locomotive Quarterly from back in the early 80's. The feature of the issue
is the Clinchfield Railroad. I bet you could find it on ABE. That article
Mike wrote is great.

Ken



_____

From: comforthills2 [mailto:MikeCataneseDDS@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 10:04 PM
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Tweetsie] Re: L.H.(Loy) Herrell



Thanks Ken....I will never forget the times when I visited Loy as a
child and I would go to work with him. He would let me ride back from
Elizabethton to JCity with the engineer Mr. Allison. What at thrill
for a 12 yr old to shovel coal into boiler and feel the sheer
strength of the steam engine. Something I will never forget. I am
having trouble locating the pictures of him on the JohnsonDepot
website. Help. Mike Catanese

--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroup <mailto:Tweetsie%40yahoogroups.com> s.com, "Ken
Riddle" <keriddle@...> wrote:

Mr Herrell was the trainmaster from back in the 1950's until he
retired. He
got his job by being in the right place at the right time. He was
on the
train that got hung up on the washout in Shulls Mills in 1918, as a
passenger. He was sent up the track to flag the eastbound train
from
Cranberry and given a job as a brakeman. He worked for the
railroad at
least fifty years. Go over to Johnsonsdepot.com and you will see a
lot of
pictures of him. He was a nervous sort of a guy, and when he heard
that Mr.
Crumley had loaned another one of the crew fifty dollars, he came
over to
see Mr. Crumley about it at his home on Buffalo Street. Herrell
told him
that he knew the guy was a heavy drinker and would only use it to
buy booze.
Mr. Crumley told him-"Well, hell, Loy-if he's a-gonna get drunk
let's let
him have a good 'un!"



Ken (who your grandfather used to throw off the engine) Riddle



_____

From: comforthills2 [mailto:MikeCataneseDDS@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 5:18 PM
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroup <mailto:Tweetsie%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
Subject: [Tweetsie] L.H.(Loy) Herrell



Hello Everyone: I am new this group. My grandfather, L.H Herrell,
was a conductor on Tweetsie and trainmaster for the ET&WNC up until
late 1960's when he retired. He lived in both Boone and
Johnson City. Unfortunately I did not get any of the memorabelia
that
he had when he died, and don't know what happened to it. I am
looking
for photos and any information about him. Thanks, Mike







Re: Merry Christmas

David Pressley
 

Thanks and Merry Chrsitmas to all from me as well.

It was a great Christmas at our house -

My daughter received a new train toy which she loves and daddy (me) got a great new book about the Colorado Narrow Gauges. If I ever leave the southeast it's going to be to live in Colorado......that's a fact.

David

LeAnn Lane <surgnurse29@yahoo.com> wrote:
I haven't been a member of this group for very long
but I think of all you as family and want to wish each
and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and hope
Santa was good to all of you.

LeAnn Lane RN
Nurse Aide Evaluator

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Re: #12 DVD

Tim Smith <tweetsieengineer@...>
 

Phillip

I'm glad you enjoyed the program..thanks for the comments

Merry Christmas

Tim

On Dec 25, 2007 10:47 AM, Philip Snyder <psnyder01@carolina.rr.com> wrote:






Tim.

You aren't charging enough for that DVD! Excellent work!

Philip



--
Timothy Smith
Vice President, ET&WNC RR HS
Head Engineer Railfan Weekend Coordinator,
Tweetsie Railroad, Inc


Merry Christmas

LeAnn Holman
 

I haven't been a member of this group for very long
but I think of all you as family and want to wish each
and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and hope
Santa was good to all of you.


LeAnn Lane RN
Nurse Aide Evaluator


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#12 DVD

Philip Snyder <psnyder01@...>
 

Tim.

You aren't charging enough for that DVD! Excellent work!

Philip


L.H.(Loy) Herrell

Michael Hardin
 

Mike,
Please contact me off list. I wrote a six page article on Loy Herrell for the Stemwider several years ago but it was never published. I will mail it to you if you will email me your address. It has many pictures of him so is too large of a file to email.
Merry Chrismas to all!
Mike Hardin


To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.comFrom: MikeCataneseDDS@aol.comDate: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 03:03:39 +0000Subject: [Tweetsie] Re: L.H.(Loy) Herrell




Thanks Ken....I will never forget the times when I visited Loy as a child and I would go to work with him. He would let me ride back from Elizabethton to JCity with the engineer Mr. Allison. What at thrill for a 12 yr old to shovel coal into boiler and feel the sheer strength of the steam engine. Something I will never forget. I am having trouble locating the pictures of him on the JohnsonDepot website. Help. Mike Catanese--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, "Ken Riddle" <keriddle@...> wrote:>> Mr Herrell was the trainmaster from back in the 1950's until he retired. He> got his job by being in the right place at the right time. He was on the> train that got hung up on the washout in Shulls Mills in 1918, as a> passenger. He was sent up the track to flag the eastbound train from> Cranberry and given a job as a brakeman. He worked for the railroad at> least fifty years. Go over to Johnsonsdepot.com and you will see a lot of> pictures of him. He was a nervous sort of a guy, and when he heard that Mr.> Crumley had loaned another one of the crew fifty dollars, he came over to> see Mr. Crumley about it at his home on Buffalo Street. Herrell told him> that he knew the guy was a heavy drinker and would only use it to buy booze.> Mr. Crumley told him-"Well, hell, Loy-if he's a-gonna get drunk let's let> him have a good 'un!"> > > > Ken (who your grandfather used to throw off the engine) Riddle> > > > _____ > > From: comforthills2 [mailto:MikeCataneseDDS@...] > Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 5:18 PM> To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com> Subject: [Tweetsie] L.H.(Loy) Herrell> > > > Hello Everyone: I am new this group. My grandfather, L.H Herrell, > was a conductor on Tweetsie and trainmaster for the ET&WNC up until > late 1960's when he retired. He lived in both Boone and > Johnson City. Unfortunately I did not get any of the memorabelia that > he had when he died, and don't know what happened to it. I am looking > for photos and any information about him. Thanks, Mike> >


Re: L.H.(Loy) Herrell

comforthills2 <MikeCataneseDDS@...>
 

Thanks Ken....I will never forget the times when I visited Loy as a
child and I would go to work with him. He would let me ride back from
Elizabethton to JCity with the engineer Mr. Allison. What at thrill
for a 12 yr old to shovel coal into boiler and feel the sheer
strength of the steam engine. Something I will never forget. I am
having trouble locating the pictures of him on the JohnsonDepot
website. Help. Mike Catanese


--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, "Ken Riddle" <keriddle@...> wrote:

Mr Herrell was the trainmaster from back in the 1950's until he
retired. He
got his job by being in the right place at the right time. He was
on the
train that got hung up on the washout in Shulls Mills in 1918, as a
passenger. He was sent up the track to flag the eastbound train
from
Cranberry and given a job as a brakeman. He worked for the
railroad at
least fifty years. Go over to Johnsonsdepot.com and you will see a
lot of
pictures of him. He was a nervous sort of a guy, and when he heard
that Mr.
Crumley had loaned another one of the crew fifty dollars, he came
over to
see Mr. Crumley about it at his home on Buffalo Street. Herrell
told him
that he knew the guy was a heavy drinker and would only use it to
buy booze.
Mr. Crumley told him-"Well, hell, Loy-if he's a-gonna get drunk
let's let
him have a good 'un!"



Ken (who your grandfather used to throw off the engine) Riddle



_____

From: comforthills2 [mailto:MikeCataneseDDS@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 5:18 PM
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Tweetsie] L.H.(Loy) Herrell



Hello Everyone: I am new this group. My grandfather, L.H Herrell,
was a conductor on Tweetsie and trainmaster for the ET&WNC up until
late 1960's when he retired. He lived in both Boone and
Johnson City. Unfortunately I did not get any of the memorabelia
that
he had when he died, and don't know what happened to it. I am
looking
for photos and any information about him. Thanks, Mike





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Cy Crumley Interview from 1976....

Alan Bridwell <barstow54@...>
 

Courtesy of Ken Riddle is a 1976 newspaper interview with Cy Crumley:

http://www.johnsonsdepot.com/crumley/crumley_1976.pdf

Cy was featured in an American Bi-Centennial issue of the Johnson City Press just prior to his 90th birthday.

An interesting note that came out of that article - below is more information on the "We the People" radio show that Crumley appeared on in 1938 and the newspaper reference to host Gabriel Heatter:

http://www.barefootsworld.net/aawethepeople.html

Merry Christmas Everybody!!!!


Fw: mERRY cHRISTMAS!

pstabovitz
 

Note two books that Tom Fetters is coming out with. One in particular may be of interest to the people on the Tweetsie forum. Tom is a writer of several railroad books, some listed below. He is also writing a book on the phosphate mining in the Charleston and Low Country area, with the associated railroads and trams. In fact we showed him some places here around Charleston, and he made some maps.

Pete

Pete Stabovitz
1940 Teakwood Road
Charleston, SC 29414
843-766-5329
Cell 843-860-3956
ET&WNC Garden Railroad
East Teakwood & West North Charleston Garden Railroad.
Visit Best Friend Web Site:
http://bestfriendofcharleston.org

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From: tfetters1@comcast.net
To: pstabovitz ;
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: mERRY cHRISTMAS!


Hi everyone.

While you may not know me, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas too and a Happy New Year.

(Blatant commercial)
If you have a railroad interest, I have two new books coming out in a month.

The first is Volume One of the Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
and this covers all the lines between Marion, VA down along the NC and TN sides to Asheville and then all the lines north, south, east and west of Asheville. The title suggests only Logging Railroads, but there are some mainlines, lots of short lines, a few quarry lines, a hospital power-plant line, tourist lines that are long forgotten, inclines, trolley lines and flumes. This is an all inclusive history. It includes such great things as an interlocking plant near White Top Mountain on the Virginia Creeper line where the White Top RR crossed over at grade. There is a two foot gauge line just off the French Broad River, and lots of three foot gauge lines. And all of the Ritter lines running out of Pineola, something I think few have ever seen on a map. This makes a great hiking guide to follow the old rail lines.


The second is the complete story of the first railroad in America: The Charleston & Hamburg Rail Road with details on the original surveys for a route, details on the locomotives with each one numbered by me to help follow the rebuildings and multiple use of the same name. Details on the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston which boought the C&H and built the line to Columbia and on the South Carolina Rail Road that built some short lines, helped to expand other lines to the Piedmont, and suffered through the War. Find out about how the East Tennessee & Georgia, a railroad destroyed by the Yankees, moved to Augusta and began running their trains through to Wilmington, NC on the coast to get Georgia Cotton to the Bahamas.

These are not photo books with captions, but honest histories with lots of illustrations.

(End of commercial)

Thanks for reading this far.

Tom Fetters

The Piedmont & Northern
Palmetto Traction
Logging Railroads of South Carolina
Lustron Homes
SCETV Writers Circle "Tom Fetters"
SCETV Logs, Bogs & Cabbagestacks (Write your local SCETV station to get this one on the air)



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From: "pstabovitz" <pstabovitz@bellsouth.net>

>
>
> TO All:
>
>
>
> MERRY CHRISTMAS
>
> AND
>
> HAPPY NEW YEAR !
>
>
>
> let's STAY IN TOUCH!
>
>
> Pete Stabovitz
> 1940 Teakwood Road
> Charleston, SC 29414
> 843-766-5329
> Cell 843-860-3956
> ET&WNC Garden Railroad
> East Teakwood & West North Charleston Garden Railroad.
> Visit Best Friend Web Site:
> http://bestfriendofcharleston.org
>


Re: ASU student center

gledford55
 

I will contact him. I think it would be great to have some pictures of
Tweetsie there, since Boone was the end of the line for over 20 years.

Now, anybody got some decent pictures of Tweetsie at Boone? You could
just scan them and get a good 8X10. I'll pay for having them mounted in
a frame and I'll put donated by the ET & WNC Historical Society on it.

Jerry Ledford

--- In Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com, "tweetsiemarketing" <ccole@...> wrote:

Try contacting Dave Robertson, Director of Student Programs, and the
person who oversees the Student Union Building. His phone number is
828-262-3032. He is anticipating your call.
Cathy Cole


Re: Yard drawings wanted

Chris Ford <cfordart@...>
 

I've got a to-scale map of downtown JCity in John Waite's book. It shows all
the tracks, who they belonged to and which were dual, which were narrow, and
which were standard gauge. It's on pages 60-61. It's one of 3 maps of
downtown JCity in the book.

I think we've also run maps of the JCity yard in back issues of the
Stemwinder, but right off, I don't remember which year it was.

The ownership of tracks and the back and forth of the dual gauge in the yard
was so complex that I doubt a quick pencil sketch would do you much good.


Chris

--------------------
Chris Ford
928 Landing Oaks Drive
Collierville, TN 38017
901-854-1755
cfordart@mindspring.com
www.mindspring.com/~cfordart/etwnc/home.html

From: James Eric Furr <furreric@aol.com>
Reply-To: <Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 11:22:13 -0000
To: <Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Tweetsie] Yard drawings wanted

Hi to the group,

Does anyone have or would you draw for me the track layout of the
ET&WNC RR's Johnson City and Elizabethton rail yard when it was dual
gauge? I don't need anything fancy or to scale, just a quick pencil
drawing will do. Thank you.

Eric Furr




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Re: Yard drawings wanted

James Eric Furr
 

Hi Chris,

Thank you so much for this reply and the information. This is really a big
help to me.

Eric Furr



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Yard drawings wanted

James Eric Furr
 

Hi to the group,

Does anyone have or would you draw for me the track layout of the
ET&WNC RR's Johnson City and Elizabethton rail yard when it was dual
gauge? I don't need anything fancy or to scale, just a quick pencil
drawing will do. Thank you.

Eric Furr


Re: New Cy Fn3 Figure!

Ken Riddle
 

Those guys would be so tickled to see these things! They would all want to
pose with the surprised redhead on the sculptor's site!

Ken



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To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Tweetsie] Re: New Cy Fn3 Figure!



Amazing!

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Re: L.H.(Loy) Herrell

Ken Riddle
 

Mr Herrell was the trainmaster from back in the 1950's until he retired. He
got his job by being in the right place at the right time. He was on the
train that got hung up on the washout in Shulls Mills in 1918, as a
passenger. He was sent up the track to flag the eastbound train from
Cranberry and given a job as a brakeman. He worked for the railroad at
least fifty years. Go over to Johnsonsdepot.com and you will see a lot of
pictures of him. He was a nervous sort of a guy, and when he heard that Mr.
Crumley had loaned another one of the crew fifty dollars, he came over to
see Mr. Crumley about it at his home on Buffalo Street. Herrell told him
that he knew the guy was a heavy drinker and would only use it to buy booze.
Mr. Crumley told him-"Well, hell, Loy-if he's a-gonna get drunk let's let
him have a good 'un!"



Ken (who your grandfather used to throw off the engine) Riddle



_____

From: comforthills2 [mailto:MikeCataneseDDS@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 5:18 PM
To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Tweetsie] L.H.(Loy) Herrell



Hello Everyone: I am new this group. My grandfather, L.H Herrell,
was a conductor on Tweetsie and trainmaster for the ET&WNC up until
late 1960's when he retired. He lived in both Boone and
Johnson City. Unfortunately I did not get any of the memorabelia that
he had when he died, and don't know what happened to it. I am looking
for photos and any information about him. Thanks, Mike


Re: ASU student center

Cathy Cole
 

Try contacting Dave Robertson, Director of Student Programs, and the
person who oversees the Student Union Building. His phone number is
828-262-3032. He is anticipating your call.
Cathy Cole

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