More photos of cars in the IRM collection sent to us by Art Peterson.
All Images Copyright by the Krambles-Peterson Archive
First, a picture of our GG-1, PRR 4927, working North Jersey Coast train 1118 in Feb. 1966. This appears to be a simplified paint scheme from the one to which it has been restored.
And next, several great color photos of our Charles City Western engine, the 300. If anyone can provide details on where these pictures were taken, we'd appreciate it. And unlike the GG-1, this locomotive should soon be running under its own power again.
Sept. 3, 1949 (BLS) Behind the 300 is a wooden center-entrance car from the Atlantic Shore Line, unfortunately not preserved. Gregg Wolfersheim says that the Oliver Tractor Works factory in Charles City is in the background of this view.
June 4, 1953 (GK)
Switching c. 1956 (WAM)
In 1964 the locomotive was renumbered to Iowa Traction #30.
Aug. 21, 1965. (THD) While the identity of the locomotive is definite, we're not sure about the North Shore MD car on the left. The photographer identifies it as #31, in which case it's North Shore 216. This car was destroyed in the same carbarn fire as the famous WCF&N observation-parlor car 100 in 1967. But it might also be #33, North Shore 234, which is still in existence.
May, 1966 (TM)