Steamtown, USA … Railroad History through the Ages

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In July 1969, while on a driving trip with my parents and brothers, I visited Steamtown in Bellows Falls, Vermont. I did not get back to Steamtown again until 2016 by which time the collection had been moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania and transformed from a private collection to a National Historic Site. Here are some photos from both of my trips.  All of the undated photos are from my second visit … June 1, 2016.

Dad beside #127, Steamtown, Bellows Falls, Vermont (Former CP #1278 - former Gettysburg #1278)
July 10, 1969 – My Dad beside #127 on our first visit to Steamtown, Bellows Falls, Vermont
Dad, Ken, Mum, Rick beside N & St. L RR #210, Steamtown, Bellows Falls, Vermont
July 10, 1969 – Dad, my brother Ken, Mum and me beside N & St L #210
Mark at Steamtown, Bellows Falls, Vermont
July 10, 1969 – My brother Mark at Steamtown, Bellows Falls, Vermont
Rick, Mark, Mum, Ken at Steamtown, Bellows Falls, Vermont
July 10, 1969 – Me, Mark, Mum and Ken beside our car in front of Steamtown.
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Reading FP7 #902
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Inside the Roundhouse
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Canadian National 2-8-2 #3254 Built 1917
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Canadian National 2-8-2 #3254
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Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 #2317 Built June 1923
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Canadian Pacific #2317
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Canadian Pacific #2317
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Grand Trunk Western 4-8-2 #6039 Built June 1925
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Grand Trunk Western #6039
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Grand Trunk Western #6039

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Baldwin Locomotive Works #26 getting ready for the day’s excursion
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Loading coal into #26
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Ex Bangor & Aroostook F3 #504 painted as Lackawanna #664
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Some exhibits are definitely in need to some restoration/protection
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Norwood & St Lawrence 2-6-0 #210 Built 1923 Not a great location or light for a photo but had to take another photo of this engine … See 1969 photo above
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Baldwin #26 pulling excursion train
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Union Pacific “Big Boy” 4-8-8-4 #4012 Built 1941
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Canadian National 4-6-4 #47 Built 1914 Ex Grand Trunk Railway #1542
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Canadian National #47
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Brooks-Scanlon Corporation 2-6-2 #1 Built 1914
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Reading RS3 #467 Built 1952
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Delaware Lackawanna Alco’s #405 & #2454 Not part of Steamtown but still operating in regular service today.
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Union Pacific #4012
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Steamtown National Historic Site Layout
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Steamtown National Historic Site … Before & After
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Here I am in July 2016

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