CEI 2-8-0 #229 - Chicago & Eastern Illinois (ex-Frisco?)  Contributor's Pick!       
HELP!!! Unusual photo with even stranger notes on the back that are hard to pin down in research. The cab is marked "Frisco" but a C&EI tender which makes me think the loco was recently traded to the C&EI but can't find confirming documentation of a Frisco Consolidation #229. Note on back of the photo states is a class C-39 2-8-0 and also says "To #873 H-S". Again not sure what that means. James Bowie was the photographer and he did photograph a lot of the C&EI roster. Can anyone help on this one???
Date: 3/1/1910 Location: Salem, IL   Map Show Salem on a rail map Views: 424 Collection Of:   Gary Everhart
Locomotives: CEI 229(2-8-0)    Author:  Gary Everhart
CEI 2-8-0 #229 - Chicago & Eastern Illinois (ex-Frisco?)
Picture Categories: Roster,Steam This picture is part of album:  C&EI 2-8-0's, Part 3 Misc Ones
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Robert Beichler General With Stephenson Link Motion valves, you can see the link between divers 1 ans 2, along with the spoked pilot wheels this might be a late 1890s shot. If it is then the Frisco is the engines name, if she was a transfer then Frisco would have patched out their name. Really interesting find. 8/2/2014 7:34:47 PM
Grayson Warbritton General In the early 20th Century, 1902 until, 1913, the C&EI was part of the Frisco and the locomotives from some pictures I have seen had lettering of this nature. It wasn't a friendly ownership either from the reading I have done on it. 8/3/2014 8:38:25 AM
Grayson Warbritton General And a link to the C&EI HS brief history on the C&EI http://www.ceihs.org/historians_frameset.html 8/3/2014 8:44:10 AM

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