RailPictures.Net Photo: CBQ 4960 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Steam 2-8-2 at Bristol, Virginia by Ron Flanary
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» June 15, 1985
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Cold and awaiting an eventual return to service, ex-Chicago Burlington & Quincy Mike 4960 sits beside the Moore's Potato Chip plant in Bristol, VA in the summer of 1985. This famed engine launched "end of steam" excursions on the CB&Q in the late '50s. By the mid-'60s she was out of service and donated to the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The engine was leased to Harold Keene in 1980 and moved to Bristol, where it saw service on the Bristol & North Western excursion operation between Benhams and Bristol on Southern's ex-Appalachia Division. That operation ceased around 1983, and the engine sat for a couple of years before going to Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1989 it was purchased by the Grand Canyon Railway, and extensively rebuilt and modified. She's still in service today, but the Burlington Mike looks nothing like she did when in regular service. The engine's two Pyle-National classification lamps shown here were loaned by the photographer, who was a sometimes volunteer fireman and brakeman on the B&NW. They were much later donated to Pete Claussen, and they're now on restored Southern 2-8-0 number 154 in Knoxville, TN.
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