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A wreck derrick in a park
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Author:  Brian Norden [ Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:42 am ]
Post subject:  A wreck derrick in a park

On a recent trip, I stopped overnight at Winslow, Arizona. While the railroad has changed this community is still a crew change location on the BNSF. It is also the location of the revived former Fred Harvey hotel "La Posada."

As a former AT&SF division point, it might be expected that there should be a locomotive displayed in a park. That is not the case.

A downtown park was developed in 2004 and is located next to the railroad. It has three cabooses, a wreck derrick and the accompanying boom car. The wreck derrick is #199796 and it is marked as being formerly assigned to Amarillo, Texas. The boom car is #190284. The cabooses are 999282, 999179 and 999146.

Elsewhere in town is a new visitors' center that is make to look like a trading post that once served the area. Next to that building is a former Santa Fe box car.

File comment: At Winslow, AZ, 8-10-2017
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File comment: caboose at Winslow 8-10-2017
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File comment: overall view from across the street, the park also includes a gazebo and other features.
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File comment: Santa Fe box car #39621
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Author:  John T [ Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A wreck derrick in a park

Winslow-City of Winslow-First Street Path
Industrial Works C/N 5168 200 tons Wrecker Steam (to diesel) 07-29
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe #199796
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMA2 ... Winslow_AZ

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