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Date: 09/16/23 04:02
Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: cozephyr

Despite rainy weather September 15, 2023 was a banner day with Abilene & Smoky Valley Railway photographer special with former ATSF 3415, 4-6-2.

Night photo session was held at Abilene, Kansas, in constant rain, which added to the scene.









Date: 09/16/23 04:07
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: cozephyr

Former Santa Fe 3415 oil burner work perfectly.  She starts a two-year flue inspection beginning October 2023.  Rainy 15 September 2023 - where was Lance-?!?  Likely chasing Kansas rainbows.

Photo 2 - Ford 1923 pickup truck at sunset.




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Date: 09/16/23 04:15
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: cozephyr

Rain didn't deter this Nikon D610 photographer near the red barn at Dickinson County Heritage Center,  15 September 2023.

Locals came out to check out special train at Enterprise, Kansas, 15 September 2023.  Mom Trisha Elliott with her 18 month old daughter Jenara.  Right organizer Dak Dillon talked with Ross Boelling president and general manager.  Impressive outing thanks to their efforts.




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Date: 09/16/23 07:35
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: Tominde

A terrific set of photos.  You did well with the rain.  I especially like #3 with station in background.  



Date: 09/16/23 10:24
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: santafe199

Excellent work! I'd love to have been there, but I was a little bit laid up... :^(

Lance



Date: 09/16/23 19:10
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: Trainhand

Is their depot in front of President Eisenhower's boyhood home? I was in Abilene this summer. At the Eisenhower property, I could see a BNSF train working a grain elevator, and stopped at the former UP? deport for some info.

Thanks.

Sam



Date: 09/16/23 20:31
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: rkboelling

I read that yesterday was also "the day of the cowgirl" https://nationaldayofthecowgirl.com/ which ended up as very appropriate for photo 1! 
 



Date: 09/17/23 11:37
Former UP Abilene, KS, Freight House - Sept 16
Author: cozephyr

The Abilene & Smoky Valley Railway depot (ex-Rock Island) is located south of the President Eisenhower Library.  I'm not aware of the Eisenhower's boyhood home location.

Photo - Ornate entrance to former Union Pacific freight house at Abilene, KS, 16 September 2023.

Trainhand Wrote:
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> Is their depot in front of President Eisenhower's
> boyhood home? I was in Abilene this summer. At the
> Eisenhower property, I could see a BNSF train
> working a grain elevator, and stopped at the
> former UP? deport for some info.



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Date: 09/17/23 13:10
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: Milw_E70

Trainhand Wrote:
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> Is their depot in front of President Eisenhower's
> boyhood home? 

The boyhood home is about ~500 feet directly north of the A&SV depot in the middle of the Eisenhower Presidential Library/Museum grounds



Date: 09/17/23 19:04
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: Trainhand

Thanks for the quick replies.

Sam



Date: 09/18/23 02:52
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: ShortlinesUSA

That's a fine set of images, Chip! I really like the night work. Looks like you had a great time.

Mike Derrick

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Date: 09/18/23 09:11
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: switchlock

cozephyr Wrote:
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...photographer special with former ATSF 3415, 4-6-2.

What was the attendance for this event?



Date: 09/18/23 09:37
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: rkboelling

30ish

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Date: 09/20/23 17:33
Re: Abilene & Smoky Valley Rly 3415 Sept 15
Author: ns1000

Nice pics!!



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