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A rather tattered looking C&O 5732 at the roundhouse area in St. Thomas.  Perhaps Mr. Mercer might have an explanation of the fresh yellow paint on the short hood.   I was "home" in Ontario for a family visit and spent sometime with my Grandmother in St.Thomas. Did a short time railfanning while there and got a few images of the C&O. My Grandfather was an Engineer for the Wabash in St Thomas and the street he lived on there were railroader neighbors that worked for the CN, Wabash, NYC and the PM (C&O). Oh what a joy that would be to chat with those folks now.  St Thomas was a great railroad town for many years, sadly the railroads are all gone now.
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Caption: A rather tattered looking C&O 5732 at the roundhouse area in St. Thomas. Perhaps Mr. Mercer might have an explanation of the fresh yellow paint on the short hood. I was "home" in Ontario for a family visit and spent sometime with my Grandmother in St.Thomas. Did a short time railfanning while there and got a few images of the C&O. My Grandfather was an Engineer for the Wabash in St Thomas and the street he lived on there were railroader neighbors that worked for the CN, Wabash, NYC and the PM (C&O). Oh what a joy that would be to chat with those folks now. St Thomas was a great railroad town for many years, sadly the railroads are all gone now.

Photographer:
Doug Lawson [132] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/??/1978 (search)
Railway: Chesapeake and Ohio (search)
Reporting Marks: C&O 5732 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: St Thomas (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. We called this engine “Measles” until it was repainted Chessie in 1980. I don’t know specifically why the front steps etc are fresh, but a good guess would be a low speed collision with another piece of equipment, or a crossing accident.
    Thanks for sharing, and you get a Star !

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