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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 4000

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 4000

Built in 1930 and looking like any other locomotive, CB&Q #4000 was dressed with a shroud in 1937 and named "Aeolus" (keeper of the wind). I would imagine that during the Depression it was one way to make travel more inviting. The shroud was removed in 1940; she's now on permanent display at Copeland Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin. View full size.

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