Sunday, December 10, 2023


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  Today's image goes back several years to a visit I made to the Colorado Railroad Museum.  I need to get back there as they have changed things quite a bit.  Anyway, this is Chicago, Burlington and Quincy locomotive 5629.  It was built in 1940 and was used in heavy freight and passenger service until the early 1960s.  It is a 4-8-4 wheel arrangement, also known as a Northern, and is the heaviest steam locomotive at the museum.  It was moved to the museum in 1963.


  1. Being used into the 1960's seems too short a time a ago, but I guess it was 60 years ago!
    Seems out of whack though to me as I don't recall (m)any steam locomotives when I was growing up 🙄

    1. I know, me either but I was on the very end of it and their use was pretty limited by then.