Scenes on Sunday ~ Locomotive

if you want to achieve greatness, think big

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The Santa Fe 2926 is the heaviest 4-8-4 locomotive built in the USA

locomotive and tender together weigh 442 tons, unladen

she is currently undergoing restoration in Albuquerque

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Mallard, not the biggest

but certainly the fastest ever

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  1. Awesome doesn’t even come close to describing the Santa Fe 2926. You just have to stand there trying to believe what your eyes are seeing.

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    1. She is BIG. I was told that it takes at least a day to bring her up to operating pressure from cold. Magnificent 😎

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  2. I’ve always wanted to ride on a train!

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    1. Put that down for the day after we have dinner together. ❀

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      1. A dinner train? Sounds fun!

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        1. The Rocky Mountaineer. πŸ˜‰

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          1. Anywhere would be Amazing!!

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          2. Ok, I just looked up the Rocky Mountaineer! I had never seen it before. WOW!! That’s SO AMAZING!! Gonna have to add it to my Bucket List. Always wanted to explore Banff too! Someday I will!

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    2. Sharing a trip with you would be fabulous.

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      1. Not sure I could pull offa trip like that with kids still in college, but hopefully someday. Would love to share a dinner with you though. That I KNOW I can do! 😊

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        1. It’s a date, just as soon as I can cross the Atlantic again 😎

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          1. Looking forward to it! 😊

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  3. Loving the look/design of the Mallard – can’t believe it was built in 1938!

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    1. One of the LNER ‘Streamliners’ very art deco.

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