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 Post subject: What would you have done with Grand Trunk 5629?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:48 pm 

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Pretend for a moment that it is 1968, and you are precogniscent about 5629's potential eventual fate. So you go up to Richard Jensen, and persuade him to let you buy up the locomotive.

Now, the question is what you do next. Would you try to keep running it? Would you send it for display? Where would you have it go?

Personally, my idea was that it could go to the IRM in Union. Which could restore the engine and keep running it on Chicagoland fantrips. Who knows, maybe Claytor's vision could come about in a roundabout way, with the 5629 taking NKP 587's place on the '89 trips with 611 and 1218.


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 Post subject: Re: What would you have done with Grand Trunk 5629?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:14 pm 
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I'd have done what the SRR steam folks badly wanted but Jensen wouldn't go for it (which might have saved the locomotive):
Restore her as a Southern PS-4, in green and gold!

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 Post subject: Re: What would you have done with Grand Trunk 5629?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:21 pm 

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If Conrail wanted a steam program that badly, they should've purchased the locomotive, and offer Jensen a position on the steam program


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