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Re: PC: PC 4902 -Reply
- Subject: Re: PC: PC 4902 -Reply
- From: Harold Scott <hgs@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 18:45:21 -0600
rastaff -AT- iguana.ruralnet.net wrote:
> Date sent: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 09:07:41 -0500
> From: Robert Holzweiss <robert.holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: PC: PC 4902 -Reply
> Send reply to: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> The Golden Spike Centential Limited was the work of Ross Roland
> and his High Iron Company. The train was operated to the 100
> annaverisory celbration of the the driving of the golden spike linking
> the UP and CP railroads to form the first transcontinal railroad.
> The trip out was via Chicago if I rember right.
I remember standing at a country road crossing (south of Urbana, Illinois), I
believe in the late 1960's, watching a NKP Berkshire pull a train through
Central Illinois on its way west for a Golden Spike event. The trackage where I
saw this was originally the Wabash line from Indiana through Danielle to
Decatur, Illinois, and points west, but now (and then) owned and operated by the
Norfolk Southern, ne: Western. This route passes through Illinois about 150
miles South of Chicago.
> NKP 759 to have pulled the train all the way from the New York
> area to Salt Lake City and then back to Washington DC was quite
> a feat.
> Bob Stafford
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