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Old 06-08-2009, 02:13 AM   #43
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Thumbs up XVIII Rochelle Railroad Days 2009

Well not only was The Chicago NW unit on display in Rochelle, so were the Western Pacific, Missouri Pacific,and the Southern Pacific heritage units. Thanks to UP regional man. Rod Richardson at Proviso yard for taking the heat on parking these units in Rochelle this weekend. Gobs of free Operation Lifesaver swag for the kids, pens, pencils, pencil cases, key chains, whistles.
Very good show by the UP folks. BNSF had only a couple of sad faded local hoggers on their siding. Maybe they didn't get the memo?
If only the weather had cooperated a little better. It was starting to clear as I was leaving but I had already "wasted" a couple hours waiting on clouds and needed to head back.
A couple of speedsters and team cars were also on hand. And a train for the kids. Hobos and guitars in the shelter house.
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