Monday, March 07, 2016

Grand Trunk Western Railroad 4-6-2 "Pacific" type steam locomotive # 5043 pulling a freight train. Oxford Michigan. December 26th, 1958. Aurthur Weber photograph.

I found this classic late 1950's / End of the steam era photograph
on My Link page Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the
right of your computer screen at
The Grand trunk Western Railroad, was one of the last
North American railroad companies to utilize coal -
burning steam locomotives in everyday operation.
Originally built to haul passenger trains, GTW # 5043 is now
viewed working her final years, assigned to freight train service.
Her passenger train assignments are being handled by new
diesel locomotives at the time of this photograph.

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