Crab Orchard and Egyptian steam locomotive 17 in the roundhouse

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Crab Orchard and Egyptian steam locomotive 17 in the roundhouse Crab Orchard and Egyptian steam locomotive 17

July 11th would soon be a significant day. In exactly one year I would be married. But today in the little town of Marion, IL I am going to get to chase a steam engine in freight service. The Crab Orchard and Egyptian was the last railroad to use steam in regular revenue freight service. Engine 17 is being prepared for today's run. Notice the Hoover draft starter. That's the fireman's gloves resting on the handrail. Disk 111

Crab Orchard and Egyptian steam locomotive 17 with Hoover draft starter