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Date: 09/12/23 07:50
CB&Q 4-8-4 5629 in Golden,Co
Author: gcm

Nov 1974
What a great looking engine. It is at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Built in 1940 it was taken out of general service in 1956 and stored at Lincoln.
It was used as a stationary boiler till it was retired 11 years before in 1963 and moved to the museum.
Anyone seen it lately? Hopefully it still looks good.

Gary




Date: 09/12/23 09:09
Re: CB&Q 4-8-4 5629 in Golden,Co
Author: refarkas

She's a beauty.
Bob



Date: 09/12/23 09:51
Re: CB&Q 4-8-4 5629 in Golden,Co
Author: srfreer

May 25, 2023




Date: 09/12/23 12:32
Re: CB&Q 4-8-4 5629 in Golden,Co
Author: wcamp1472

The 5629's "swing-up" front coupler reminds me of 
a raised fist.  Very much an assertive posture.

That really is an ample boiler..
It simulates power, even sitting still.

( I hope that the boiler's soggy asbestos lagging was removed,
   long ago.  The loco really deserves to be under cover, protected 
   from the elements.)

W.



Date: 09/12/23 12:35
Re: CB&Q 4-8-4 5629 in Golden,Co
Author: Lightning_Slinger

Are you going to pay for such cover??

The loco really deserves to be
> under cover, protected 
>    from the elements.)
>
> W.



Date: 09/12/23 12:43
Re: CB&Q 4-8-4 5629 in Golden,Co
Author: randyr

Thanks for the pics. I have found memories of seeing this engine over the years. Starting in 1963 at my five year old birthday party. I would have loved to have seen some Q steam in operation back in the day. Granted it would nice to see it under cover, but at the Colorado RR Museum everything is out in the open and easy to see and get pics. Plus I think they are pretty good at keeping things well maintained. RR preservation only needs cubic $s.

Randy in PHX

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Date: 09/12/23 13:41
Re: CB&Q 4-8-4 5629 in Golden,Co
Author: Frisco1522

I rode behind her sister,5632, out of Kansas City to Cameron, MO.  Great engines and very vocal.
Frisco's 4-8-4s 4500-4524 were patterned after them since WPB didn't allow any new designs during the war.  They lacked some of the frills such as front end throttles and roller bearings since money was tight.  They were also good engines.



Date: 09/13/23 11:46
Re: CB&Q 4-8-4 5629 in Golden,Co
Author: dan

wish the Q steam program made it to  the BN

was it  Lou Stinky Menk that killed it and  hastened the passenger train offs?



Date: 09/13/23 12:48
Re: CB&Q 4-8-4 5629 in Golden,Co
Author: Spoony81

dan Wrote:
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> wish the Q steam program made it to  the BN
>
> was it  Lou Stinky Menk that killed it and 
> hastened the passenger train offs?

Yep, "Menk the Fink", they even made buttons with that on it



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