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Date: 01/11/19 16:21
CGW McKeen Motorcar 1000 -- Walt Dunlap
Author: MartyBernard

The Chicago Great Western bought three 70 foot McKeen Motorcars.  Yes, McKeens, but not Wind Splitters.  Walt found one to photograph, #1000.  She was built in 1910 with 300 hp and rebuilt in 1929 as the motor car of the "Blue Bird."  See https://mckeencar.com/gallery/c/chicago-great-western-railway/ which is a page of the web site of The McKeen Motor Car Company Historical Society.  They also have a Facebook page.

1 and 2. CGW McKeen Motorcar 1000  at Winnona, MN on June 24, 1962.

The next two slides are very under exposed and I am not at all happy with the color of the car.

3 and 4. CGW Mckeen Motor Car 1000 at the Swift Plant, Winona, MN on December 4, 1963.  That's the Mississippi River.

Thanks,
Marty Bernard



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/19 16:43 by MartyBernard.








Date: 01/11/19 16:22
Re: CGW McKeen Motorcar 1000 -- Walt Dunlap
Author: MartyBernard

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Date: 01/11/19 17:18
Re: CGW McKeen Motorcar 1000 -- Walt Dunlap
Author: mcfflyer

It still exists at the Nevada State Railroad Museum!  Apparently supplied some parts for their incredible restoration of V&T 22
http://www.nsrm-friends.org/nsrm87.html

Lee Hower - Sacramento

 




Date: 01/12/19 07:25
Re: CGW McKeen Motorcar 1000 -- Walt Dunlap
Author: Milwaukee

It looks like the frugal CGW was using it as a local switcher in its final years.   



Date: 01/12/19 13:11
Re: CGW McKeen Motorcar 1000 -- Walt Dunlap
Author: perklocal

What a Cool Critter !



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