A Passion for Steam

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A Passion for Steam
Posted by SD70Dude on Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:44 PM

The story of Dick Jensen and all his locomotives, and the bitter ends they met:

Jensen's story has been the subject of many threads over on the RYPN forum, here are several with interesting information from folks who were there, and a photo of the man himself working on an engine:

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:37 PM

Good articles 'Dude, thanks for posting!

Just my two cents worth, I remember reading a letter to "Locomotive and Railway Preservation" magazine way back in the 90's concerning the scrapping of 5629.  It was written by Dick Jensen's parish priest, a steam fan himself, and the good Father recounted that as the clock was running out on 5629 Dick had plenty of offers of help in saving the locomotive but for some reasons best known to himself turned them all down.  No one could figure out why.

I've still got the issue of the magazine somewhere, probably buried in a box in the attic. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:26 PM

Got to watch the 5632 depart Chicago on excursions a time or two.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:42 PM
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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:58 PM
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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:08 PM

The tales of Dick Jensen and his engines are very interesting! Thanks for posting the links, Dude.

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