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Date: 12/14/19 16:43
Postcard from the Mountain (vol #3): Q 9841
Author: santafe199

We haven’t seen anything from Spain’s Mountain lately, so how ‘bout this Q motor car. I’m taking a wild guess at the approximate date, so if anyone has better info about this image please step up to the plate and swing for the fence…

1. Postcard/image of CB&Q motor car 9841 in Galesburg, IL (?) circa 1955 (??). Mined from “Spain’s Mountain” of all kinds of RR memorabilia. (Translation: From the Dick Spain collection)

Thanks for the pitons!
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
Dick Spain (isinern)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/19 18:13 by santafe199.




Date: 12/14/19 20:01
Re: Postcard from the Mountain (vol #3): Q 9841
Author: MojaveBill

Looks a lot like Santa Fe's units...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 12/14/19 20:05
Re: Postcard from the Mountain (vol #3): Q 9841
Author: SCKP187

Very nice looking.  A branchline beauty--those things picked up mail, creamery cans and passengers creating nice reliable customer service----days gone bye.
Brian Stevens



Date: 12/14/19 20:32
Re: Postcard from the Mountain (vol #3): Q 9841
Author: PHall

SCKP187 Wrote:
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> Very nice looking.  A branchline beauty--those
> things picked up mail, creamery cans and
> passengers creating nice reliable customer
> service----days gone bye.
> Brian Stevens

And the only way they even broke even was those mail and express contracts.
When those went away so did the trains.



Date: 12/14/19 22:42
Re: Postcard from the Mountain (vol #3): Q 9841
Author: IC_2024

My mom rode one of these from her hometown Steward to Rochelle, IL back in the 30’s and 40’s. They called it the “puddle jumper”— lol



Date: 12/15/19 03:07
Re: Postcard from the Mountain (vol #3): Q 9841
Author: bob01566

Great image that would be enhanced if some level of descreen was used during scanning.
That would eliminate the dot pattern...
Bob



Date: 12/15/19 12:29
Re: Postcard from the Mountain (vol #3): Q 9841
Author: ntharalson

I'm wondering what line this was assigned to.  Most of the Q "doodlebugs" were assigned to a route and not in pool type service.  

Thanks for posting, Lance.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



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