Mystery Train??

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Bob Collins, May 21, 2006.

  1. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

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    My daughter, who lives in Liberty, Missouri, just north of Kansas City, tells me there is a live steam engine with several cars that has been at Union Station in Kansas City and has now been moved up to Liberty. She thinks it was moved out of New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina blew in there.

    Does anyone have any idea what train it might be? She said she thought, but wasn't certain that maybe part of the name was "Star"

    Anyone have any clues? Thanks

    Bob
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    I believe its SP/T&NO 2-8-2 745 and her train, moved there because of Katrina.
    Tom
  3. Bob Collins

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    Thanks very much. What does T & NO stand for, something and New Orleans?

    Bob
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    Yes, Texas and New Orleans. Back "in the day", Texas law required any railroad operating in Texas be headquartered in Texas. The T&NO was the wholly owned SP subsidiary created to meet the conditions of that law. SP locomotives, steam and diesel, had four digit numbers, T&NO three digit numbers. The "two" raikroads swapped locomotives numerous times.

    Here's a link to get a look at her:

    http://www.hubhobbyshop.com/ref10.htm

    Tom
  5. Bob Collins

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    Thanks you very much. It is amazing how I can always depend on there being someone on The Gauge that knows the right answers. :) :)

    Bob
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    Bob,


    The two best things about our hobby are the fellowship and the willingness to share ideas and information.

    Thanks,

    Tom
  7. Bob Collins

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    I agree 100%. I have had some really great conversations on The Gauge and have "met" some great people here. Some of thge threads I have been involved in since I joined in 2001 have been great, like "The Box/Crate" whatever it is called now. I think it was one of the longest running threads on the site.