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All Photos from George Elwood's Fallen Flags site

Most of the photos below were taken on cities served by the Big Four in Indiana and are taken from "George Elwood's Fallen Flags RR Photos" web site (used with permission) unless otherwise marked. Much of the information was verified by Maurice Lewman who fired steam (and diesel) for the NYC out of Anderson Indiana. He made many trips to Marion, Wabash and Elklhart. All photos were taken in Indiana.

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February 27, 2006

NYC 6894 (0-6-0 class B-10W) arrived in Connersville, IN as a donation to the Whitewater Valley Railroad. It was unloaded from the flatcar on 2/27/06. The third photo shows it by the restored (Dearborn) interlocking tower from Lawrenceburg.

Photos by David Farlow and EA Vaughan. Courtesy of WVRR.
For the WVRR NYC 6894 press release in PDF format: Click Here

NYC 6820 0-6-0 - B10t
Marion IN - 8/6/39 - Gary Overfield Collection

Maurice adds... These little 0-6-0 locomotives were used at Marion Indiana because of the sharp curves to some of the industries. The fire box was about 5' wide x 6' long not allowing the banked fire used in most yard engines. When it came time for the 30 day inspection an extra engine crew and a brakeman would bring another engine from South Anderson at 20 mph for the 28 miles to Marion. These engines were used at Marion until they were replaced by the diesel.

NYC 1469 - 2-8-2 Mikado
Anderson IN, South Anderson Yard - Aug 1956 - Anderson IN
Alex Campbell Photo {George Campbell Collection}  


Maurice adds... This engine, the 1469, has two air pumps mounted on the side of the boiler. Most engines only had one pump by this time in history. These engines were used on locals and on Greensburg turns occasionally. Notice the screen leaning on the back of the stack. This was placed over the stack to break up any hot cinders when switching paper mills. In the middle of the tender the object hanging down is a rerailer used to rerail cars or engines and behind that is the push pole used to push cars in the clear on another track.

NYC 6320 2-8-2 Mikado
Wabash IN - date unknown
Gary Stuebben Collection



NYC 6320 2-8-2 Mikado
Wabash IN - 2/56 - Gary Overfield Collection

Maurice adds... These 6300 engines were what we called government engines because they were built Railroad Adminisration in 1918. The bell is always mounted on top and front of the boiler. The picture of the 6320 in the engine house shows a tall building behind. This was the sand house. The side view of the 6367 (below) shows a crane. This was used to put coal in the tender and clean the cinder pit. These engines came with a Duplex stoker.

NYC 6367 2-8-2 Mikado
Wabash IN - date unknown
Gary Stuebben Collection

NYC 6371 2-8-2 Mikado
Wabash IN - date unknown
Gary Stuebben Collection

NYC 3029 4-8-2 Mohawk
Wabash IN - 07/04/1953
Gary Stuebben Collection

Maurice adds... The 3029 was the best of the L-3's that I fired. It was a good steamer, operated well, and had a good ride. It derailed on the south wye at Anderson and was never returned to service.
(See the derailment photos on Michigan Division, South)

NYC 3034 4-8-2 Mohawk
Wabash IN - 04/24/1954
Gary Stuebben Collection

Maurice adds... What makes this picture of the 3034 unusual is the train is sitting on the main. Most of the time southbounds pulled in #12 track

April 1956
Photo of NYC 3001 taken in Wabash, April 1956
Vollrath Photo

NYC 3115 4-8-2 Mohawk
Indianapolis IN - 06/30/1956 - Bill Kuba Photo
Gary Stuebben Collection

Maurice adds... The 3115 was the best of the L-4's. Like the 3029 it was almost blueprint perfect. One night with about 35 cars we started at Goshen Indiana on the mainline and in the 7 miles to Elkhart, the engineer had her running 70 mph. That's not too bad.

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