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Union Pacific 4709: 1920

Union Pacific 4709: 1920

Probably around 1920 in the St. Louis area. My dad J. Douglas Martin Jr. in the 10-12 year old range. His dad and grandfather were both civil engineers who worked for railroads and on other engineering projects such as large chimneys.

I'm no UPRR guy, but...

Engine 4709 belongs to UP subsidiary Oregon Short Line, as indicated by the "OSL" stencil on the lower left of the cab side. I have no idea if UP was in the habit of moving such a locomotive so far from its home rails (although I'm sure someone on here could know).

Bruin, did your dad's kin do any work in the Pacific Northwest?

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