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    Default Tornado hits the Newburg roundhouse!

    The first tornado to make it's way down the valley hit the Newburg roundhouse but other than ripping the roof off the building, did little other damage.
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    Default Re: Tornado hits the Newburg roundhouse!

    Sky still looks gray - watch out for more storms!

    Get that diesel in out of the bad weather!

    K

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    Yeah, that was a close one. The tornado may not have done much damage, but it had the power to keenly place that strange object upright on the rails and paint it. Tornadoes are known for displacing tons of garbage without damage, but the perfect FRISCO paint job is a first. I guess the Newburg twister was no exception, but a unique exception! Frisco crews will only have to bring in the big steam hook to remove the foreign entity to restore full STEAM service to the engine facility.
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    Don--Could you post pictures of your 4500 and 4502? Two different paint schemes, right?

    Thanks, Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by meteor910 View Post
    Sky still looks gray - watch out for more storms!

    Get that diesel in out of the bad weather!

    K
    hmm. wall cloud.

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    Default Re: Tornado hits the Newburg roundhouse!

    Tom, I don't have a 4502. Just 4500,4503 and 4524. I think you're seeing the 4402.
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    Default Re: Tornado hits the Newburg roundhouse!

    Yeah it was the 1502.

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    What engine is the 728? The tender looks like a modified Mantua. Sorry if that insults. Can't tell if it's brass or not...
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    Tender is brass thank you very much. The model started out as a PFM NP 4-6-0 before I got it in my hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frisco1522 View Post
    The first tornado to make it's way down the valley hit the Newburg roundhouse but other than ripping the roof off the building, did little other damage.
    Sure did a nice job of cleaning the floor. Must have sucked up all the parts, tools, and equipment. Not even a shop rag or coffee cup left!
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