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 Post subject: CB&Q 4979 Replica
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:30 am 

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MENDOTA--There will soon be another steam locomotive in Mendota.

A group of Chicago-area train buffs are in the planning phase of constructing a 1:1 scale replica of Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad “Mikado” type steam locomotive number 4979, to go on static display next to identical twin number 4978 at the Union Depot Railroad Museum, located near the Mendota Amtrak station.

To make room for the new display, the original station building itself must be removed. The BNSF Railway will take care of the demolition. The museum is working with several groups to relocate a larger brick station from nearby Earlville to be set up elsewhere on the museum property.

Funding for the project is being provided by the Illinois Railway Museum of Union, IL, who plans on donating the engineer’s cab and coal tender from their own Burlington locomotive, the 4963, to be used on the 4979 replica.


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 Post subject: Re: CB&Q 4979 Replica
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:34 am 

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 Post subject: Re: CB&Q 4979 Replica
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:43 am 

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 Post subject: Re: CB&Q 4979 Replica
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:32 am 

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Trainkid456 wrote:
From an unknown news source:

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MENDOTA--There will soon be another steam locomotive in Mendota.

A group of Chicago-area train buffs are in the planning phase of constructing a 1:1 scale replica of Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad “Mikado” type steam locomotive number 4979, to go on static display next to identical twin number 4978 at the Union Depot Railroad Museum, located near the Mendota Amtrak station.

Okay, Let me get this straight, these guys are going and try to build an EXACT replica of an identical locomotive, with a different number? I mean, Is this going to be an actual Steam Locomotive, or is this just going to be a giant model train? I swear this makes my “Y6-B Trust” look completely logical in terms of just about EVERYTHING.

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 Post subject: Re: CB&Q 4979 Replica
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:37 am 

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 Post subject: Re: CB&Q 4979 Replica
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:04 am 

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jettrainfan wrote:
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Oh, It's an April Fools Joke.

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