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CB&Q 4-8-4 Northern Number 5631 For Sale
HARV
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 - 10:46 AM UTC

Locomotive for Sale


This sits right across the street from the Historic Sheridan Inn, which you can see in the background on the right, and between the CB&Q Depots that I took pictures of and submitted to Railroad Modeling back in 2012. I am going to have to go down and get some pictures of it before it is sold. I spoke with the Rotary Club in the past about being let inside the fenced in area so that I could take pictures but they would never commit to a date or time for me to do so. Guess I can just take pictures through the fence like I did with Cheyenne's Big Boy 4004 in 2017.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 - 02:08 PM UTC
Randy,

Thanks! This is interesting news. Since Warren Buffett owns BNSF, and CB&Q is the "B" in BNSF*, maybe he will go for big PR like UP did with Big Boy 4014 and restore this magnificent machine to running order.


*CB&Q: Chicago Burlington and Quincy, the "Burlington Route"
BNSF: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
HARV
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 - 07:54 PM UTC

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Randy,

Thanks! This is interesting news.



You're welcome Fred. I always like to share any news stories like this. I am kind of surprised that Sheridan is thinking of selling it. Lots of times when the Sheridan City Council presents an idea or makes a decision I just shake my head and wonder why.

There is another engine like it in Douglas, Wyoming at the Locomotive Park & Railroad Interpretive and Visitor's Center. I have never been to the museum but it is on my list of things to do. I read one time that the engines were a gift to the state of Wyoming. The nice thing about the one in Douglas is that you can walk right up to it.

Here are a couple of links.

City of Douglas, Wyoming Locomotive Park & Railroad Interpretive and Visitor's Center

Douglas Railroad Interpretive Museum At Locomotive Park

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Saturday, July 06, 2019 - 11:25 PM UTC

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Randy,

Thanks! This is interesting news.



You're welcome Fred. I always like to share any news stories like this. I am kind of surprised that Sheridan is thinking of selling it. Lots of times when the Sheridan City Council presents an idea or makes a decision I just shake my head and wonder why.

There is another engine like it in Douglas, Wyoming at the Locomotive Park & Railroad Interpretive and Visitor's Center. I have never been to the museum but it is on my list of things to do. I read one time that the engines were a gift to the state of Wyoming. The nice thing about the one in Douglas is that you can walk right up to it.

Here are a couple of links.

City of Douglas, Wyoming Locomotive Park & Railroad Interpretive and Visitor's Center

Douglas Railroad Interpretive Museum At Locomotive Park

Thanks,
Randy



Hi, All

The "whys" and "wherefores" of POLITICIANS are a mystery to the lay-person... Ponder this thought for a moment:

Politicians and Diplomats have been responsible for more evil, outright theft and the wholesale murder and the misery of BILLIONS of human beings over time; what CHANCE does a Steam Locomotive have against THAT kind of a record..?
HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 05:53 PM UTC
A bit of an update.

Full Steam Ahead

Thanks,
Randy