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Re: N&W #611 2017 Tour     -   Response #3   -   Go to Post in Thread
Posted by CHESSIEMIKE in Steam Locomotives on 05/14/17 at 17:47:13
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4/30/17 found The J back in Spencer to celebrate the restoration of Western & Atlantic Railroad #12  named "Texas" (Danforth, Cooke & Co.1856) Since the N&W #611 Class J was built in 1950, they touted the event as 100 Years of Steam. Don't let the photo deceive you, the steam is from #611, not #12. It was a cosmetic, not an operational restoration to #12. The Texas gained fame a few years ago when it was used to chase down a stolen locomotive named the General. Anyone remember what that was all about?
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