CBQ 2-8-2 #4960 - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy  Contributor's Pick!       
Another nice example of a 1923 Baldwin built Mikado. Note the fireman standing on the tender platform to the far right checking out the coal load. Not much information came with this slide other than the photographer's name, Glenn N. Pizer. From the double decker commuter cars in the background, I am guessing Chicago as the location but with Bob Campbell's help (see comment below), I now know it's Aurora, IL. Specifics - class O-1A, 64" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 27x30" cylinders, engine weight of 316,780, tractive effort of 58,092 lb. Thankfully, this locomotive is now part of the Grand Canyon Railway. The date is an arbitrary one. Glenn N. Pizer photo
Date: 10/1/1960 Location: Aurora, IL   Map Show Aurora on a rail map Views: 698 Collection Of:   Gary Everhart
Locomotives: CBQ 4960(2-8-2)    Author:  Gary Everhart
CBQ 2-8-2 #4960 - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Picture Categories: Roster,Yard,Steam,Action This picture is part of album:  CBQ 2-8-2 Mikados
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Bob Campbell General This photo was taken at Aurora (storehouse & shops area) from the embankment on the north side of the 3 mains at about MP 36.85. This lower yard is referred to as the "Hill Yard". 11/21/2015 2:34:33 PM

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