CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 Editors Pick!        
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960 at Merrimac, Wisconsin on the morning of June 30, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Just a couple of weeks before retirement on the CB&Q, 2-8-2 4960 is seen crossing the Wisconsin River in Merrimac heading the Circus World Museum's vintage circus train toward Milwaukee on the C&NW, a proud moment for this locomotive. The 4960 will return to CB&Q rails after this trip to head a couple more fantrips before returning to Baraboo, Wisconsin, retired from the CB&Q and donated to the museum. Note two railfans in the bushes just above the water line, snapping the exact same photo. I'd like to see their shots. I didn't get to the location fast enough, so I ended up with railfans and bushes in my photo. Somehow, Schlitz Brewing Company of Milwaukee was involved in the sponsorship of this train, and their business car is bring up the markers.
Date: 6/30/1966 Location: Merrimac, WI   Map Show Merrimac on a rail map Views: 2005 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: CBQ 4960(2-8-2)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
CB&Q 2-8-2 Class O-1-A 4960
Picture Categories: Roster,Bridge,Steam This picture is part of album:  CB&Q Steam
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Dave Ross General I rode my first fan trip behind her in 1965 7/2/2009 1:09:49 PM
Jim Matuska General Excellent photo! 7/24/2009 7:11:33 AM
George Redmond General Excellent shot, Excellent location, Excellent engine 4960. 7/24/2009 1:36:28 PM
David Stewart General Very nice shot!! 7/25/2009 1:09:38 AM
Bernie Feltman General WOW 8/23/2009 3:14:38 PM

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