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Date: 04/13/19 19:43
Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Train
Author: K8CNW

For the past few weeks, CRC 902, the usual power for the Cincinnati Dinner Train, has been down for maintenance. CRC 5704, a former C&O GP7 has been filling in. The GP7 usually operates on the Lebanon, Mason, and Monroe Railroad but fills in occasionally in Cincinnati. I took the opportunity this evening to follow the Dinner Train train along Indiana & Ohio's Oasis Subdivision. 5704 is the oldest, continually operation gp class locomotive in the coutry. It was built in 1950, the same year as famed steam locomotive, N&W 611. 

1) Spring is in full bloom at the International Friendship Park near downtown Cincinnati.
2) Passing MP 5 in Columbia Tusculum.
3) The conductor stops for a quick pose during the brief layover in Cincinnati.

Enjoy!
-Brian



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/13/19 19:44 by K8CNW.








Date: 04/13/19 19:53
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: krm152

Excellent photos and captions.  Photo #1 is exceptionally scenic. 
Got a cab ride in #5704 on 11/14/1992 when it was I&O #55.
Very good to see the unit still running. 
Thanks for your interesting post.
ALLEN  



Date: 04/14/19 04:27
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: jwl1973

#1 is a great shot with Mt. Adams in the background.



Date: 04/14/19 07:27
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: bluesboyst

Thanks for posting.  I really like this area....must have been something when PC and L&N had run throughs.   The whole Oasis, Red bank, Claire area mut have been something back in the day....Wish I had been knowledgeable enough to take some pics when I arrived in Cincy in 68 on the Cincy Limited.... darn lost opportunity....



Date: 04/14/19 10:31
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: Tominde

Excellent #1 picture,   Thanks for sharing and including background info.



Date: 04/15/19 04:38
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: ns1000

Nice pics!!



Date: 04/15/19 04:40
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: SPDRGWfan

These photo's could be used by the dinner train for publicity purpoes.  Just sayin...



Date: 04/15/19 11:17
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: PennRailVideos

Wow these are great! Beautiful engine!



Date: 04/15/19 11:32
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: gregscholl

Nice job Brian.  The engine looks great.  Ironically yesterday my daughter was shooting tulips in the Netherlands near Amsterdam.  Anyway I really like the job you did with that pic.
Greg Scholl



Date: 04/15/19 14:54
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: IC_2024

#1 looks like a postcard! Outstanding work, sir !!



Date: 04/15/19 16:03
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: spdaylight

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> These photo's could be used by the dinner train
> for publicity purpoes.  Just sayin...

I second that suggestion!

Craig
mcmrailvideos.com



Date: 04/16/19 05:03
Re: Springtime on the Oasis: C&O GP7 on the Cincinnati Dinner Tra
Author: K8CNW

Thank you for all the kind words! I wasn't expecting to find the flowerbed at the Friendship Park but sometimes you get lucky. 

Also, I actually work for the Cincinnati Railway and have shared a few images with our marketing department. You may see some of these on the website or future social media posts. 

Thanks again!
-Brian  



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