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CB&Q No. 4978, 2-8-2, Steam Locomotive, Mendota, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KG1960
N 41° 32.923 W 089° 07.066
16T E 323372 N 4601838
Quick Description: A 2-8-2 type steam locomotive, Chicago Burlington and Quincy RR No. 4978, Class O-1A, on display in Mendota, IL.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 1/11/2007 5:34:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM14ET
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
Views: 61

Long Description:
Chicago Burlington and Quincy RR No. 4978, Class O-1A, a 2-8-2 type, steam locomotive on display near the Amtrak Station and the Union Depot Railroad Museum in Mendota, IL. It was built in September 1923 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works.

The museum also houses the Amtrak Station and is open during summer months Wednesday through Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Other times of the year, it is open only on Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The museum's address is: 683 Main Street, Mendota, IL
Web site for the museum is: (visit link)

Locomotive Type: (required): Steam

Do you need to pay an entrance fee to view this locomotive? (required): No

If a fee is required what is the approximate cost for admittance? (optional):
The museum's web site says that admission is free but donations are appreciated.


How accessible is this locomotive display? (Required): Display is behind a fence, access is limited to viewing only.

If "other" what is the engine type? (optional): Not listed

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