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Double heading the 400 streamliner by Harland Phillips

Posted by hemetsjmodelrailroad on April 20, 2011 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (10)

Early in my career as a locomotive fireman I was working the extra board. This meant I would be called to work when my turn came up and I was qualified to fire the job. This call was normally two hours before the crew was to report to work. My call on the state was to report to the depot (Milwaukee) as soon as I could. Train number 214 (a "400" from north of Green Bay in route to Chicago) is having diesel trouble and needs to be double headed with a steam engine. This young fireman was in for...

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