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Sep 30, 2019 10:22:47   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, IN, USA
 
Late Spring in 1970 I was a grad student in Upstate NY when NKP #759 came through pulling a tourist train run by the "High Iron" company. This was the same trainset which had been used the year before by them to commemorate the Golden Spike. Rumors say that the locomotive was ruined by over-work, but I don't know the whole and complete story - I just know that I enjoyed seeing it.


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Sep 30, 2019 10:44:35   #
hiker60 Loc: Northern Idaho
 
Nice photo and interesting narrative!

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Sep 30, 2019 11:03:06   #
flathead27ford Loc: Colorado, North of Greeley
 
Great photo. I love the old steam engines.

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Oct 1, 2019 11:00:09   #
bpulv Loc: Buena Park, CA
 
rehess wrote:
Late Spring in 1970 I was a grad student in Upstate NY when NKP #759 came through pulling a tourist train run by the "High Iron" company. This was the same trainset which had been used the year before by them to commemorate the Golden Spike. Rumors say that the locomotive was ruined by over-work, but I don't know the whole and complete story - I just know that I enjoyed seeing it.


According to Wikipedia, ". . . Today, the locomotive remains on static display at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania."

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Oct 16, 2019 10:56:49   #
DickC Loc: NE Washington state
 
Very nice!!

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Oct 16, 2019 22:31:31   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
Modern trains are sleek. Old locomotives have character. I love the shot!

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