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    C & S Locomotive No. 9 at 1940 New York Fair

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    I've renamed this topic from;

    "Santa Nina de Atoche (Church), Tijeras Plaza"

    to a more appropriate topic;

    "C & S Locomotive No. 9 at 1940 New York Fair"

    And, created a new topic
    "Santa Nina de Atoche (Church), Tijeras Plaza"
    with Dodie's reply.
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    RR, in MFlores post of 3/20/2004 there are three pictures of Santo Nino de Atocha Church; Tijeras Plaza, Tijeras, Colorado Built ca.1870. You might want to see them.

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    Dodie, Thanks again. :) I must have missed that topic back in 2004.


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    RRGUY here is a picture from CShreves for you!!!!!

    C&S Train...What date Char?

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    And, it's not even my birthday yet. :D Thank you Charlene, and Pete. [8D]

    cshreves, And, location? :)

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    Pete,This picture didn't have a date. I found it in with my family history. Maybe RRGUY can find some history on it. It had to be before 1950 tho'. All that it said on the back of the picture was "C & S" train.
    Char
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    Pete & RRGUY, This was probably taken in Trinidad,Colorado by my Grandfather Hughes. You are entirely welcome for the picture.:)

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    cshreves, Your picture was taken at New York in 1940. (See below link, and compare. The sign that was above the wheels in Otto Perry's photograph is now on the locomotive's running board in your photo.)

    "Passenger; 2 cars. Photographed: At the New York World Fair, July 23, 1940." (DPL call number is OP-6203.)

    http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm...ISOBOX=1&REC=1

    Here is a link to No. 9 at Georgetown Loop west of Denver just after restoration. It does not have it's spark arrestor installed in this photo. Prior to restoration, it's last official run was in 1949.

    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=153513

    History:

    No. 9 narrow gauge steam locomotive was considered the most famous of the South Park engines. Part of a series (Nos. 4-13) of 1884
    Cooke 2-6-0 "Moguls", the No. 9 is the only survivor. The No. 9 was used extensively throughout the C&S narrow gauge system and made
    regular trips into Clear Creek County and on the Georgetown Loop. Once back in service, the No. 9 could possibly become one of the oldest and rarest operational locomotives in Colorado.

    The No. 9 pulled both freight and passengers, bringing the last passenger train from Leadville to Denver on April 10, 1937. After the end of its active service, the No. 9 was used as a display locomotive at the New York World's Fair in 1939. From 1940-1948 it was stored in Burlington' Aurora, Ills. shops. The No. 9 then operated at the Chicago Railroad Fair in 1948-1949 and was stored in Illinois again until 1957 when the train was moved to the Black Hills Central excursion railroad in South Dakota for display. It was donated to the Colorado Historical Society in 1988 by Burlington Northern and, in 2004, sent to Uhrich Locomotive Works in Strasburg, Colo. to restore it to operating status.

    http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:...1&client=opera
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    RRGUY-Thanks for the history. Come to think of it Grandma & Grandpa Hughes did go to the World's Fair about that time.
    I knew if there was any history you would find it.:)
    Char
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