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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Jensen and GTW 5629
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:07 pm 

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I have a shot I took at Dearborn Street Station in Chicago prior to the 5629 trip to South Bend and return on September 17, 1967. The rear of the train was at the bumping post and the headend was a full two cars plus 5629 south (east) of Roosevelt Rd. The car count was in excess of 20 for this trip and, as I remember, included cars from the Wabash Orland Park commuter train. One of the Wabash blue coaches is visible to the right of the bridge support of Roosevelt Road. One of these trips also included Santa Fe lightweight coaches, Monon coaches and Rock Island 2700 series suburban cars. After the 1966 season with 5629 and 6218, you never knew what to expect for coach equipment on the 5629 and 4070 trips from Chicago. The trips always seemed well patronized out of Chicago as there was still a large steam base leftover from the Burlington trips that ceased in July 1966. Chicago went from having at least one steam trip (on the Burlington) per month except January and February to one or two weekends of trips per year.


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Jensen and GTW 5629
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:44 pm 

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rlsteam wrote:
According to Drury, the Soo/Wisconsin Central had only 21 4-8-2s, 4000-4020 (the first four owned by Soo and the rest by WC). The few available photos on the Internet suggest that those with the higher numbers had eight-wheel tenders (unless later retro-fitted), while it appears that at least 4000, 4004, and 4007 had the larger tender. There wasn't a Soo 4-8-2 numbered 4064. It would be good to get the original number.


Richard -

Found this photo from Bill Raia's collection showing Soo Line 4-8-2 #4017 with one of the six wheel tenders:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sooliner/15902882049/

Don't know if this is the one that ended up behind GTW 5629, but it's possible.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Jensen and GTW 5629
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:22 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:


One of the trips that DID sell very well, was his very first one out of Chicago over the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Company. I can't recall the amount of cars but there were perhaps 16 to 18, possibly even more. Maybe someone has the exact total. Quite a heavy train for a high drivered Pacific! This was when Dick still had the original tender on the engine.

Les


Found a photo taken by Bill Raia in November of 1961:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sooliner/7363204696/

This was Dick's first operation with the 5629 and, as you can see, the Pacific still had its original GTW tender.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Jensen and GTW 5629
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:15 pm 

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Not to hijack the thread, but Mr. Conrad, you need to write a book of reminiscences, or let someone ghost-write it for you. I know you're very busy, but a lot of us here really appreciate your tales.


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Jensen and GTW 5629
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:11 pm 
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PaulWWoodring wrote:
you need to write a book of reminiscences, or let someone ghost-write it for you.
Yes, these early excursion histories will be lost forever someday. I loved Jim Wrinn's book on the NS program as he realized much of that info was going to be lost eventually. Much of these 50s and 60s excursions will pass into forgotten history forever if they're not written down...
That's why I'm badly hoping that Ross will write a book someday.

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