These photos were shot on Sunday, May 5, 1968 of former Grand Trunk Western 4-6-2 Pacific 5629 heading up an excursion run from Chicago's Dearborn Station to South Bend, Indiana via Grand Trunk mainline. These pics were taken at Griffith, Indiana as the newly refurbished engine stops for revenue passengers. Many former Monon coaches were observed in 5629's consist that day. . .
The regal 5629 arrives amid smoke and steam. Former Griffith interlocking tower is at left.
View from engineer's side of cab.
Just about to get highball to head east. My youngest brother Sam is at right.
Head-on view of 5629 softly steaming prior to departure.
Broad side view as crowd gets a close-up look at motive power that was common only 15 or so years earlier!
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