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Daylight Locomotive Gleams in Indiana Sun (editor's title)

Southern Pacific's 1937-designed streamlined steam locomotive for the Daylight in Indiana on its way to Owosso, Michigan.
Having had to travel without its passenger cars by a circuitous route because of too-tight clearances at bridges, steam locomotive No. 4449 waits on a siding at Michigan City, Indiana, for a diesel to bring its train from Chicago on the last leg of its trip from Portland to Owosso, Michigan, for “America’s Largest Celebration of Railroading in 2009.” The Daylight engine was one of the highlights of the celebration. Southern Pacific introduced the streamlined Daylight in 1937. It preferred to keep the design work in-house, and turned to Charles L. Eggleston, a draftsman in its motive power department. Eggleston (1890-1971) was well qualified for the assignment. He had studied at the San Francisco Institute of Art in 1912-13, become a member of the California Society of Etchers, and exhibited at the Oakland Art Gallery (1934). No. 4449 was built in 1941.
Source Chris Burger, Russiaville, Indiana
Coverage Spatial, Michigan City, Indiana; Temporal, July 19, 2009
Rights Chris Burger
Date Created 2009-07-19
Resource Type
Depicted Railroad
Location Michigan City, Indiana
Equipment, Locomotive GS-4 class 4-8-4 no. 4449
Builder, locomotive Lima Locomotive Works, 1941
Creator Description Chris Burger retired in 1998 from Central Properties, Inc,. of Kokomo, Indiana, a short line railroad holding company where he was CEO. His railroad career also includes the positions of COO of the Central Vermont Railway and positions with the Chicago & North Western Railway ranging from Trainmaster to Vice President. He began railroading in 1960 as a signal helper on the New York Central Railroad. Burger conceived and managed the C&NW's steam locomotive program. He is a published railroad photographer and a collector of railroad artwork,
Collection Chris Burger Collection
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