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While Rastun was in Wichita, I drove him by the Great Plains Train museum.

View from East Douglas Ave.



Lonesome and cold SF 3768.......



BNSF # 5432 came by while we were there........



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Posted By pimanjc on 12/18/2008 8:34 PM


View from East Douglas Ave.





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What a nostalgic photo! I remember seeing a steam engine on the viaduct in downtown Indianapolis MANY years ago that looked just like that. Whoa what a memory that photo flooded into me. WOW!

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Jim did they remove all the old station platform canopy kind of looks like it. If I remember right behind the depot use to be some of the old Rock Island buildings and such. Later RJD
 

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There is still about 50yds of canopy. The station is on the South side of Douglas. All of these pictures are looking somewhat North.
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I adjusted exposure and curves a little:

 

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Thanks for sharing Jim. It's been a while since I visited her. I hope they are still moving her back and forth on a regular basis to keep everything lubed.

Maybe some day.... :)


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Steve, Ray, and Tom,
The FP-45 Warbonnet, 6-axle, passenger loco is still there.


The Museum regularily switches the location of all of their locomotives, and some of the rolling stock.

Although I could have adjusted the levels of the picture, the original correctly reflects the dark, cold, heavily overcast, 15F, snowy, 5:15PM mid-December image that prompted the title of "Lonesome and Cold SF3768." Thanks for the adjustment. Others may enjoy it more than the darker mood of the original.
 

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RJ,
I'm not sure how many years the museum has had the FP-45. It has been up there several years though. It is badly in need of a new paint job. Paint on the sides is peeling at places.

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Thanks Jim. I would not mind if some one would make one in G scale. Be a very impressive loco. Later RJD
 
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