Monday, August 29, 2011
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Photographer Paul Eilenburger took this photo at an unspecified date and location.
The locomotive, is a rebuilt and modernized Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad E class 4-6-2 Pacific type steam locomotive used in passenger train service. The reporting marks or initials on the locomotive cab, are for the Chicago & NorthWestern's own subsidiary railroad Chicago, Minneapolis, Saint Paul & Omaha.
When the C&NW began converting from steam to diesel power during the late 1940's to mid 1950's era, several of these 4-6-2 passenger locomotives, would roll out their last miles in revenue service pulling freight trains.