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 Post subject: GTW 5629 Final Run
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:20 am 

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Hi,

Does anyone know when GTW 5629's final excursion run was and where it went?

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 Post subject: Re: GTW 5629 Final Run
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:31 pm 

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Try checking Steamlocomotive.com for their page on this engine and CB&Q 5632. They probably have some information related to it.


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 Post subject: Re: GTW 5629 Final Run
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:24 am 

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I am not really impressed by the firing job. Way to much smoke, and are the pops lifting?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:37 am 

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Wow! Superb photography! Anyone know the story behind the "chase" and production of this film? I assume it was shot from an airplane. Are there comparable "chase films" from the 1960s?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:09 pm 

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There is an out-of-print Sunday River video titled "The Complete 2102" that shows a helicopter chase of ex-Reading 2102 on the Western Maryland & B&O on a near-zero winter day in 1972 (not quite the 60s). It's a great few minutes on much now-abandoned trackage. Sometimes you can find a used one on Ebay.

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