Steam Locos Scans

BNSF FAN Apr 27, 2022

  1. BNSF FAN

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    Growing up, I had an aunt who was into buying, fixing up, and reselling old houses. Back in about 1990, she bought an old farm house just outside Ringgold GA. Don't know the whole story but the place was bought as is and included all the contents of the house. While going through the stuff, she found an envelope of 8x10's of steam engines and a flyer for a steam excursion on the Grand Trunk. I scanned this envelope of pictures the other day with mixed results but thought I would go ahead and share them as they are pretty neat. These pictures have been in my collection now for 30ish years and I have no idea who the photographer was. If I did, I would certainly give that person all credit for them.

    Hope you all enjoy them.

    Flyer - Front
    SteamSpecial1.JPG

    Flyer - Back
    SteamSpecial2.JPG

    GT(?) 5629
    GTW5629a.JPG

    GT(?) 6040
    GTW6040a.JPG

    GT(?) 6322
    GTW6322a.JPG
     
  2. BNSF FAN

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    GT(?) 6323
    GTW6323a.JPG

    GT(?) 6323
    GTW6323b.JPG

    GT(?) 6323
    GTW6323c.JPG

    GT(?) 6323
    GTW6323d.JPG

    GT(?) 6323
    GTW6323e.JPG
     
  3. Mr. Trainiac

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    6323 is preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum, but all three of the locomotives in your first post are scrapped. 5629 was cut up in 1987 after Metra absorbed the Rock Island commuter routes in Chicago. The locomotive was stored on-property. If anything is a crime against railroading, it's scrapping a surviving steam locomotive.
     
  4. BNSF FAN

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    GT(?) 6324
    GTW6324e.JPG

    GT(?) 6324
    GTW6324f.JPG

    GT(?) 6330
    GTW6330a.JPG

    GT(?) 6407
    GTW6407a.JPG

    And there you have it. Enjoy!
     
  5. Hardcoaler

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    They scanned well @BNSF FAN , in fact very well for prints. (y)
     
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  6. Mike VE2TRV

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    That's awesome! A real snapshot of history. A steamy snapshot.

    There are some good photos of some of the best steam the GTW/CNR system had. Those beasts were balanced and tweaked like Swiss watches.

    Thanks for sharing that great treasure trove!
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great photos.

    "National Museum of Steam Propulsion". Anyone know more about this operation?
     
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  8. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I just looked up the National Museum of Steam Propulsion, and other than another tract like this one referring to 6323, I can't find a single thing about it. I suspect it's more than likely that since the 1960s, it changed names at least once, or was dissolved.

    It seems that they were interested in steam tractors too.
     

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