News Wire: Duluth & Northeastern No. 28 makes first test runs

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:40 AM

DULUTH, Minn. — For the first time since 2013, the sounds of a steam locomotive echoed off the hills of Duluth as restored Duluth & Northeastern 2-8-0 No. 28 made its first test runs April 22 and 23. The Consolidation was restored by the La...

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Posted by RME on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:33 PM

This was the locomotive that caused some consternation a few years ago when social-media footage of it apparently operating under steam appeared and then proliferated on the Internet ... before, it would seem, a proper Form 4 was issued or even contemplated.  Glad to see everything is set up right now!

Following the link to 'more information online' at the end of the Newswire story, here is a more direct URL for content involving #28.  Note that this was clearly anticipated in planning - exclusive early sales were terminated as early as March and hopefully extensive seats have been sold since then.

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