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Author:  PMC [ Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:18 pm ]
Post subject:  WGN RR acquires two cabooses, center cab diesel

Wisconsin Great Northern is the group restoring the Mark Twain Zephyr. The three pieces came from an RV park in South Beloit IL. The wide vision caboose was never a Milwaukee Road caboose but apparently was originally Soo Line. https://www.facebook.com/nick.turinetti ... 7032647502

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Author:  Tim Moriarty [ Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:42 pm ]
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Does anyone know the builder number on the locomotive?

Author:  Pat Fahey [ Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WGN RR acquires two cabooses, center cab diesel

HI
I am curious about the diesel,, who is the builder? Thanks, Pat.

Author:  dieselloco [ Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WGN RR acquires two cabooses, center cab diesel

A side rod GE and by looking at the deck plate thickness it's probably no more than a 45 tonner. Seems a lot of the side rod locos were 45 tons.

Author:  SD70dude [ Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WGN RR acquires two cabooses, center cab diesel

This 2006 local news article indicates that the locomotive came from the Elmhurst Stone company.

https://www.beloitdailynews.com/uncateg ... c2bf4.html

Author:  Pat Fahey [ Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:47 pm ]
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Hi all
Well with the help of a few posts, and the newspaper story, I was able to find out the origin of the diesel locomotive, and also Don's depot website did help with more information and photos.

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