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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:49 pm 
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Someone included a photo from my Railroad Fair site, http://www.railarchive.net/rrfair/. Material there has come from several contributors, and I would be glad to add additional photos or other material to the site (crediting the source, of course), to bring as much together in one place as possible. I only have the 1949 program book, so the 1948 book would be a good addition. If you have such material you would be willing to share, I would be glad to hear from you. Email rleonard@railarchive.net. Thanks!

You are more than welcome to use anything I post here.

Nothing irks me more than selfish people who didn't lift a mother loving finger to produce these fantastic pieces of history. Yet these people who happen to own a piece of history will try to claim copyright on what they didn't contribute an ounce of energy to create.

These scans are from my copy that belonged to my father, Roderick Arthur O'Connor who lived in Chicago and who visited the fair.

If you wish to give credit to my Dad, I'd be honored that you would give him the credit for having the wisdom to preserve this history.

I know my Dad would be tickled pink that his copy is now giving railfans on the internet the chance to see a complete program that they would have no other way of ever seeing.

He was an awesome man who lived what he preached - and selfishness wasn't in his vocabulary. He loved teaching and for a short time taught at Aurora College (time study - my Dad was a manufacturing engineer and graduated from IIT. He spent his entire engineering career at one company - DuKane Corporation in St. Charles). He especially loved kids and the thrill of them learning something for the first time.

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This is a photo of my Dad during Korea. He was drafted and served in a 90 mm anti-aircraft battery at (then) Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.

I was very lucky to have him for my father.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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Not done with the guide and jumping ahead to this Burlington Northern brochure for my brother-in-law. His family is from Aurora and worked for the BN.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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That's it, all 6 pages of this fold out brochure.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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That's it, all 6 pages of this fold out brochure.

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Steve -

This last page if particularly interesting. In the recent thread "Best steam locomotive performance.....", I mentioned a run with CB&Q 4-8-4 #5632 running full out from Galesburg to Chicago. Well, here on Page 6 are sisters of both locomotives mentioned in that comment. The "Q's" Colorado type #6312 is a sister to the 6315 that broke down about half way from Chicago to Galesburg. And the 4-8-4 pictured is a sister to the 5632, although the `32 burned oil instead of coal as in the tender of the 5634. The other part of that "gutsy" performance by the 5632 that day, is that she pulled all of the coaches mentioned PLUS pushing the inoperable 6315 to Galesburg after the 2-10-4 broke one, then the other, eccentric rod. I realized that a few of the readers of RyPN may not have been familiar with the two engines, and here was a chance to show what both looked like. So your report on the Chicago Railroad Fair also had a connection to that best steam performances thread.

Appreciate your posting all of these things for the Fair. This latest one also gives me a chance to wish all of the readers of RyPN a most Happy Holiday Season! May Santa put what you desire in your stocking. And to those who are running coal fired steam in museum or tourist service, may your stocking be filled with good quality coal!

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My story on RailroadGloryDays.com describes that trip. See My First Fan-trip

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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These scans are from my copy that belonged to my father, Roderick Arthur O'Connor who lived in Chicago and who visited the fair.

If you wish to give credit to my Dad, I'd be honored that you would give him the credit for having the wisdom to preserve this history.


Steve, thanks, I am copying everything you have posted here to add to my RR Fair web site. I will credit both you and your father (I presume the same last name?). Looking forward to seeing the rest of the 1948 program book.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:35 pm 
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That's it, all 6 pages of this fold out brochure.

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Steve -

This last page if particularly interesting. In the recent thread "Best steam locomotive performance.....", I mentioned a run with CB&Q 4-8-4 #5632 running full out from Galesburg to Chicago. Well, here on Page 6 are sisters of both locomotives mentioned in that comment. The "Q's" Colorado type #6312 is a sister to the 6315 that broke down about half way from Chicago to Galesburg. And the 4-8-4 pictured is a sister to the 5632, although the `32 burned oil instead of coal as in the tender of the 5634. The other part of that "gutsy" performance by the 5632 that day, is that she pulled all of the coaches mentioned PLUS pushing the inoperable 6315 to Galesburg after the 2-10-4 broke one, then the other, eccentric rod. I realized that a few of the readers of RyPN may not have been familiar with the two engines, and here was a chance to show what both looked like. So your report on the Chicago Railroad Fair also had a connection to that best steam performances thread.

Appreciate your posting all of these things for the Fair. This latest one also gives me a chance to wish all of the readers of RyPN a most Happy Holiday Season! May Santa put what you desire in your stocking. And to those who are running coal fired steam in museum or tourist service, may your stocking be filled with good quality coal!

Les

Thanks for the info - never would have known that.

And a Merry Christmas to you also.

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