RailPictures.Net Photo: 141 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) Alco FA-1 at Denver, Colorado by Bill Marvel
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» July 25, 1966
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» 141 (more..)
» Second 81 (more..)
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Second 81 crosses Kiowa Creek near Bennett behind EMD-re-engined FA 141, a load of autoracks out of Kansas City headed for dealers and showrooms in Denver and along the Front Range. It’s high summer, 1966, and Colorado is in deep drought. But almost 90 years ago, in May, 1878, a flash flood swept a Kansas Pacific freight off the rails here burying the engine in quicksand. For years afterwards folks searched for the “lost” engine until 1989, when a Union Pacific archivist uncovered documents showing that the railroad had secretly recovered its engine, but filed an insurance claim -- and collecting -- anyway.
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