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Re: Festus J. ('Jim') Shaughnessy ... (pic)

March 18, 2011 12:54PM avatar
Hi, again -

Unless Earl has gotten a signed and witnessed deposition from Eldon Morgan, we'll probably have to consider the above to be hearsay evidence, and not final proof that – unlike Tooth Fairies and Honest Lawyers – Festus J. Frothjaw really does exist.  In any event, here's the famous Jim Shaughnessy photo that Eldon was referring to when he told Earl about his witnessing a "Festus" in action, as it appears on page 93 of Beebe & Clegg's 'Narrow Gauge in the Rockies':
50s-Shaughnessy.jpg

If you look closely you can see Eldon in the gangway, leaning on his shovel.

Note also that the "Rio Grande" on the tender is slanted backward, not forward, and that this appears to be the way it is painted — not just the effect of the wind due to #487's extremely high rate of speed . . .     eye popping smiley

- El Abuelo Histœrico, Greengo y Curmudgeoño de los Locomoturas Viejos y Verdes,
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Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2018 08:03PM by Russo Loco.
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