A bread salesman from Wisconsin, Richard Jensen acquired his first steam locomotive, GTW 5629, in 1959 and refurbished it for use in steam fan trips based out of Chicago in the 1960s. Jensen woul... (more)
Dick Jensen's 5629 sits forlorn at 18th St..
A Roger Puta Photograph
Standing out in a sea of Rock Island blue, GTW 5629 awaits a call to duty that will never come. Fitting location considering it was rusting away in a yard of the deceased Rock Island.
Just in from Muskegon, #56 eases in to Brush St. station. This was a daily train, departing Muskegon at 12:05pm and arriving Brush St. at 6pm.
The steam engine in the foreground was privately owned by someone, it was later scrapped in the late 70's. Where the IC and PC E units are is where the Amtrak Facility is today. The long bridge in... (more)