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Steam Always Draws Crowds (editor's title)

"Farewell to Steam" photo runby in 1966
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy ran a farewell-to-steam excursion on July 17, 1966, from Chicago to Denrock, a railroad junction in Illinois near Rock Island. Photographers and families crowded the right-of-way for a photo runby with coal-burning locomotive 4960, built by Baldwin in 1923. Today, the same locomotive pulls excursion trains several times a year at the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona. Same locomotive, but a new fuel, recycled vegetable oil. Its trip on September 17, 2011, marked a celebration—the 110th anniversary of the arrival of the first Santa Fe train at the canyon rim. The photo appears on the cover of Railroad Heritage 26, "Railroad Preservation in a Nutshell."
Alternate Title Railroad Preservation in a MNutshell
Source John Gruber
Coverage Spatial, Illinois; Temporal, July 17, 1966
Rights John Gruber
Date Created 1966
Resource Type
Extent 8 in. by 10 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Illinois
Creator Description John Gruber is a founder of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art and editor of its journal, "Railroad Heritage." He has been a free-lance railroad photographer since 1960. He received awards from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in 1994 for lifetime achievement in photography and in 2010 for an article. He is author of Classic Steam: Timeless Photographs of North America Steam Railroading (2009) and co-author of four books.
Collection John Gruber Collection
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