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Date: 01/28/04 11:05
Tender oddity
Author: johncarr

Well I didn't win the oddity contest last week with the Hoover draft starter, so I will try again. Engine 17 is a multi-function locomotive. The fireman is checking the week sprayer tank on top of the tender. Notice the spray nozzles just below the uncoupling bar at the rear of the tender. As the train moves down the track, these nozzles spray a weed killer along the right-of-way. The engine is shoving a covered hopper onto the interchange track with the Missouri Pacific on July 11, 1980 in the little town of Marion, IL.

John Carr in Dallas, Texas

Date: 01/29/04 08:20
Re: Tender oddity
Author: trakmous

Than one is new to me. It sure beats a Mack truck made into a rail running weed sprayer train today. Built in water supply, tank for the spray & mix it as you spray. I assume the RR is Crab Orchard & Egyptian?

Date: 02/03/04 18:19
Re: Tender oddity
Author: railtrekker

Correct in that it was the Crab Orchard and Egyptian. I believe that it went to the Boone Valley and Scenic Railroad in Iowa. I have pictures of it sitting in Dupo, Il getting prepped for the move to Boone, Ia. Unfortunately my scanner has shot craps on me Thanks XP

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