[T&P Train #610 Test Runs]

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Clipping of two photographs and an article about T&P train #610 getting prepared to pull the Bicentennial Freedom Train. The article says "610 pulled the freedom train through Texas from Austin to Houston and Ft. Worth. After months of work by Dick Jensen and his crew from the 610 Historical Foundation at the stockyards in Ft. Worth, the engine made its first test runs in the yard trackage near the working site on January 29, 1976. It looked like an engine just going out to work (above) as it chuffed through the yard. On February 4 it made a test ... continued below

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1 clipping : b&w ; 16 x 21 cm., on mat 26 x 31 cm.

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Ingmanson, Kenneth & Yager, Dick 1976.

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Clipping of two photographs and an article about T&P train #610 getting prepared to pull the Bicentennial Freedom Train. The article says "610 pulled the freedom train through Texas from Austin to Houston and Ft. Worth. After months of work by Dick Jensen and his crew from the 610 Historical Foundation at the stockyards in Ft. Worth, the engine made its first test runs in the yard trackage near the working site on January 29, 1976. It looked like an engine just going out to work (above) as it chuffed through the yard. On February 4 it made a test run to Wichita Falls over FW&D rails (right) with an SD7, four boxcars and a caboose. After de-bugging at Wichita Falls, it returned on a train that approximated the weight of the Freedom Train ahead of two MOP Bicentennial diesels to run from Austin to Houston. It is shown (left) between Navasota and Plantersville on February 18, 1976." Written below the clipping is "Railfan Magazine Summer 1976 Vol 1 #7."

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1 clipping : b&w ; 16 x 21 cm., on mat 26 x 31 cm.

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Texas & Pacific Railway Collection

Historic photographs, news clippings, and archives from privately donated Texas and Pacific Railway archives. Items chronicle the rise and influence of railroads on West Texas’ evolution during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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Ingmanson, Kenneth & Yager, Dick. [T&P Train #610 Test Runs], clipping, 1976; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth860443/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Grace Museum.