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 Post subject: Re: Hawaiian Railway Society to be back under steam with WACo 6
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:04 pm 
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The Hawaiian Railway Society website still show WACo #6 as on display status. Does anyone have an update on this new boiler? Has it been built, shipped, installed, or ??? :?:


To be honest, I wasn't even aware that there were any plans to return it to steam. From the HRS Facebook Page, it seems like all they had in mind was to cosmetically restore the #6, of which they are currently in the process of applying new paint.

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That amount may be resonable considering the vast number of calculations necessary to generate an FRA form 4, and if Hawaii's workman's comp rates are comperable to California (around 25 per 100) you can see how the costs can mount. Longitudinal welds in the barrel need to be x-rayed, heat treating costs, etc. etc. ad nausea



Rate would depend on the class code. CA is very odd with WC, I wouldn't compare them to any other state for WC.

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaiian Railway Society to be back under steam with WACo 6
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There was a plan to have a new boiler built for the locomotive. It was disassembled by volunteers to start the process.

I don't know all of the details, but I believe money was advanced for the project and it was never completed. Someone with more intimate knowledge willing to speak on the subject may provide details. I don't think it was a happy outcome by any means.

Since that time, it has been somewhat reassembled and a cosmetic restoration begun.

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 Post subject: Re: Hawaiian Railway Society to be back under steam with WACo 6
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There was a plan to have a new boiler built for the locomotive. It was disassembled by volunteers to start the process.

I don't know all of the details, but I believe money was advanced for the project and it was never completed. Someone with more intimate knowledge willing to speak on the subject may provide details. I don't think it was a happy outcome by any means.

Since that time, it has been somewhat reassembled and a cosmetic restoration begun.


I heard that at one time, the PLA was offering a spare narrow gauge boiler that they were in possession of but didn't have a use for but the deal fell through somewhere. I can't recall the exact reason why but it was something big enough to stall the 6's operational restoration.

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