Tuesday, September 10, 2013

BN Train Near Almira

Photo courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

August 15, 1981

Blair says: "Not long after sunrise, the freshly-rested crew of BN's CW Local brings its westbound train out of the small farming town of Almira, where the train had tied-down overnight. The crew had worked its full 12-hours the day before, including a side-drip down the Eleanor spur out of Davenport. There's a long day facing them, and it'll be a hot one. Back then, locomotives didn't have air conditioning."

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