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I tried to fight the urge to go see the steam locomotive, but the smell of coal smoke from 60 miles away was too much. Drove in the rain. It stopped when I got to Atlantic Iowa. Here are some pictures from the day and the sound of the whistle in case you haven't heard the new one
The Hill eastbound out of Atlantic
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The Whistle sound
They ran forward eastbound and had the 715 (a GP38) pull westbound.
One of the Fireman from Anita Volunteer Fire Dept
Waiting to Back Up
View from the Hwy 71/83 Bridge just east of Atlantic
Nice shots Tom, thanks for sharing.
Great Photos As Always Tom! Can't beat a good day of steam!
I tried to fight the urge to go see the steam locomotive, but the smell of coal smoke from 60 miles away was too much.
Isn't it amazing how far the smell of that coal smoke carries.
That whistle is so cool! I was born in the wrong time.
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