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From: "Gary R DOT Kazin" gkazin AT yahoo DOT com
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 18:47:24 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Turtle Back Zoo locomotives
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I came upon an unused postcard showing one of the EL 'steam engines' in
Turtle Back Zoo today at an antique show.

The caption:

Essex County Park Commission
South Mountain Reservation, West Orange, NJ

Mile-long ride through wooded area featuers view of Orange reservoir. 60
horsepower water-cooled industrial engine supplies power to the 3-ton

Re: (erielack) Becker Farm > C&SRR etc.
From: donald kern
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 17:37:43 -0400

Thanks Al, I knew someone would be able to fill me in :-) I'm not
surprised about it being EL as the zoo opened after the RRs through Essex
county had merged.... wrote:

> Sorry to have to burst some bubbles but there never were any
> real steam-powered locomotives on the Turtle Back Zoo RR in
> West Orange. I grew up there and watched as they built the
> zoo and railroad. The Erie Lackawanna RR laid the track and
> both locomotives had the E-L logo on the fuel bunker sides.
> Both engines are standard Chance Manufacturing Co. Southern
> Pacific C. P. Huntingdon 4-2-4 models which they still offer.
> If you look at the lead and trailing trucks you will notice
> that they are very nice-looking EMD Bloomberg trucks. The
> engines are driven via a hydraulic transmission with
> driveshafts to both trucks. The center driver is strictly a
> dummy for appearance sake only. The last time we took our
> daughter there about ten years ago only one loco was
> operational and the center driver was missing completely!!

> Al Holleuffer

Gary R. Kazin
DL&W Milepost R35.7
Rockaway, New Jersey

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