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Eric Reinert

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P&WV Mikado: Former Monon J-1 526
« on: May 02, 2014, 02:41:09 pm »
I've had some luck lately finding recently posted pictures of former Monon steam locomotives. Here is my latest find: Pittsburgh & West Virginia 2-8-2 #1010. According to the caption from the P&WV Historical society site 1010 was their only former Monon engine (CI&L 526). It must have toiled under #526 for a time but got renumbered at some point. These photos date from 1946 and 1950. I wonder why every road immediately changed the stack on these engines...? I guess that's easy to do: Loosen a few bolts and bingo. She does still have her original cab and appliances so, like the P&S engines, it retained more of it's original look than the Soo engines after their sale.

First photo caption: "8/3/1946 Helper East at West Liberty, Train #92". George Patterson collection.

Second photo caption: "May 1950, W&LE M1 2-8-2 #6008 comes highballing out of Coen's tunnel at Mingo, Ohio with P&WV train 1st #92 and meets X-1010 with ex Monon 2-8-2 in charge". *JJ Young Jr. photo.

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Re: P&WV Mikado: Former Monon J-1 526
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 12:51:19 pm »
Eric,

Again, thanks for posting these.  I've never seen a photo of this locomotive.

George L.

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Re: P&WV Mikado: Former Monon J-1 526
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 10:29:38 pm »
Another photo I found on the Pittsburgh & West Virginia site of P&WV 1010, former CI&L 526.

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