Photo of the Week
March 11, 2000

Ike Price recently sent me the picture of locomotive 274's builders plate shown above. "American Locomotive Company 1906".   Ike's Father, who was an engineer on the Panama Railroad for many years obtained this plate and brought it with him to the U.S. after retirement in 1962.  This is the kind of thing I dream of!!  I would love to have one of the 201 - 300 series American Locomotive Company plates.  This is the same class locomotive that our beloved 299 was in.  Needless to say, I got excited and started searching all of my locomotive photos.  I jumped for joy when I found the locomotive 274 photo above.  This photo is part of my  Gus Steigler gallery presentation in the "Photo Room" here on the CZ Images web site.  What a coincidence that I actually had this great photo to go with the builder's plate.  The photo is of a guy and gal having a Sunday afternoon tour of the Pedro Miguel engine house in 1910.  This guy was probably the engineer of this locomotive and was showing off his wheels to his sweetheart.

I have provided the photo below of locomotive 201 that I took in Eureka Springs, Arkansas last summer to show you where this builders plate was mounted  the 274. 

You can find more great photos that Ike has sent me in a new presentation I have posted on the CZ Images "Photo Page".  (Short Cut Click)


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