Save the Duchess

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Kentucky Colonel
The "Flying Duchess" has landed in La Grange, KY as part of the nascent LaGrange Railroad Museum.

The 0-6-0T "Duchess" was built in North East England in 1951 by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns Ltd. as their number 7745. The large tank engine became Meaford #2 at the Meaford Power Station at Barlastone near Stone...part of the British Electric Authority.

In the 1970's, Meaford #2 was shipped to the Boyne City Railroad in Grand Falls, MI along with 3 coaches and worked pulling excursions there. I have seen photos of the "Duchess" at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in 2000.

The "Duchess" arrived in La Grange in August of 2011, with a caboose and heavyweight coach also slated to become part of the Museum display. More information about the La Grange RR Museum can be found here:

http://www.lagrange-rr-museum.org/index.php

1) The "Flying Duchess" on display near the former La Grange depot on Main Street.
2) Save the Flying Duchess.
3) CSX #5341 brings a stack train past the "Duchess" and into historic downtown La Grange, KY on the former L&N LCL.
 




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