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Glenn Christensen

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C&NW 2 foot gauge
« on: October 26, 2015, 02:48:00 PM »
Hi Guys,

Found 2 photos (the first two photos on the linked page) of the good sized, two foot gauge locomotive that was used until 1933 at the C&NW tie plant in Chadron, Nebraska.  The locomotive was briefly owned by one of the groups that was trying to revitalize the Edaville property after the equipment move to MNG occurred.  The locomotive survives to this day at the home of a private NY collector.

http://cdm15330.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/searchterm/0-4-0

Just imagine ... a potential SR&RL #17 perhaps?


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Glenn
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Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 03:04:38 PM »
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Glenn Christensen

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Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 12:19:41 PM »
Thanks Ed!

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Glenn

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Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 06:46:09 AM »
That is an older photo, must have been taken 35 years or more ago, by the looks of the cars around it.
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Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 04:55:13 PM »
I never knew the C&NW has a 2-foot gauge line...now privately owned in New York by Stephen Boothroyd.

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Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 06:24:16 PM »
I'm fairly certain it was not used in common carrier service. Maybe it was within a tie treatment plant or similar railroad-owned industry?
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Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 06:51:35 PM »
Exactly, it's supposed to have worked at a C&NW-owned tie treatment plant in Riverton, WY.

Pete "Cosmo" Barrington

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Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2021, 10:49:40 PM »
Looks a LOT like Monson #3...

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Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 11:45:06 PM »
I'm fairly certain it was not used in common carrier service. Maybe it was within a tie treatment plant or similar railroad-owned industry?

You made a comment in an older post(Link: http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,2579.0.html), and you link it to steamlocomotive.info, anyway, Phillip is right.

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Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2021, 11:51:12 PM »
And so I did!
The topics are now merged together and consolidated in the US 2ftr section of the forum.
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