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Diesel Meets Steam Locomotive (editor's title)

From the vestibule of an excursion train with locomotive 4501 leaving New Albany, Indiana, a Monon Railroad freight train appears pulled by diesel 405. The diesel freight train is headed for the Ohio River bridge and yard in Louisville, Kentucky. Had there been time, documenting more of the railroad scene along the excursion route would have been productive. No. 405, built by Alco as a C-628 heavy road switcher in 1964, was traded to Alco in 1967 for a C-420 road switcher. Alco resold it to Lehigh Valley as its No. 635 and it became Conrail 6734. The diesel was scrapped about 1980; No. 4501 survives today.
Alternate Title Locomotives 4501 and 630: 7
Source John Gruber
Coverage Spatial, New Albany, Indiana; Temporal, August 21, 1966
Rights John Gruber
Date Created 1966-08-21
Resource Type
Extent 8 in. by 10 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location New Albany, Indiana
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. He photographed both the 1966 and 2011 events.
Collection John Gruber Collection
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