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by Jeff Livingston
Fri May 27, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: 43 Years Later
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

Re: 43 Years Later

Andrew, 174 won't be seeing regular service anytime soon. After laying dormant in the HRS yard for 37 years she needs alot of TLC. While we've got the electrical system and brakes working we're only running on one engine. The "B" engine is seized. Our restoration plan calls for refurbishing the fuel...
by Jeff Livingston
Fri May 27, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: 43 Years Later
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

43 Years Later

Forty-three years after she pulled the last Navy ammunition trasin between Lualualei and West Loch HRS No. 174, ex-USN 65-00174 exercised on the old main line of the OR&L/USN. HRS No. 423 went along "just in case" and was cold iron all the way. http://www.youtube.com/user/HawaiianRailway#p/a/u/0/JoZ...
by Jeff Livingston
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Site Technical Issues
Topic: Post does not appear in active topics
Replies: 1
Views: 5186

Post does not appear in active topics

I posted in the Misc. section under "Parls, Mesuems and Events information WRT HRS No. 174. It never made it to the "active topics" heading so folks don't know it's there.

Jeff Livingston
by Jeff Livingston
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: HRS No. 174 Unleashed!
Replies: 1
Views: 1767

HRS No. 174 Unleashed!

HRS No. 174, ex-USN 65-00174, with batteries installed and the brakes working made its first run in the yard yesterday 2 April 2011. While the fireman's side brake cylinders still need plumbing and we've got to install a generator or altermator to keep the batteries charged not to mention repairing ...
by Jeff Livingston
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Restoration Help
Replies: 12
Views: 6249

Re: Restoration Help

There are treasures lurking everywhere. Thankfully, through sites like this we can share our individual knowledge with a wide range of interested and interesting folks. Since we started researching the Oahu Railway and Land Company at Bishop Museum using the remaining source documentation, we have f...
by Jeff Livingston
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Restoration Help
Replies: 12
Views: 6249

Re: Restoration Help

Short video - it moves! Mike Lloyd, Engineer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bsk6qlFKg8

Jeff Livingston
by Jeff Livingston
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Restoration Help
Replies: 12
Views: 6249

Re: Restoration Help

Yesterday afternoon, with jumper cables attached to 45 ton Whitcvomb No. 302 to provide battery power, Mike Lloyd moved the controller of No. 174 to the second notch and at slightly above an idle No. 174 moved about 20 feet operating on the "A" engine and generator only. The throttle control valves ...
by Jeff Livingston
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: A Matter of Definition
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

Re: A Matter of Definition

The photographs we have of these cars are not clear enough to get any good idea of the hardware. It does appear though that there were two slope sheets and one manually (hand wheel) operated discharge. All were later converted to flats. Hopefully we'll turn up more as we slog our way through the doc...
by Jeff Livingston
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive Bell Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Locomotive Bell Identification

Didn't have any luck with the remaining drawings or casting numbers. The dimensions of the bell match all four Mikes but we suspect that if this bell came from an OR&L Mike it was likely No. 60. No way of knowing for sure though so it's been classified as "similar"

Jeff Livingston
by Jeff Livingston
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Restoration Help
Replies: 12
Views: 6249

Re: Restoration Help

The cavalry arrived in the form of Mr. Robert Piligan of the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern who kindly provided us a schematic for our locomotive. With this in hand it is concievable that No. 174 will operate under her own power before the end of the month. Mahalo Rob.

Jeff Livingston