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Re: #30 / #74 Reassembly

May 03, 2012 11:53AM
It is also appropriate to letter the engine as RGS #74 because in all it's time in Boulder since it had been delivered it has not been lettered that way.

Had it been left to me to make the decision in this case, I would have done exactly what has been done, to plan to bring back the RGS #74 for just the same reasons we did C&S #74 when the engine was being painted in 1983, and probably with the green boiler too.

For the time being it is great that it will be C&N #30, and that is OK for all the right reasons.

We all, who care deeply for the engine, owe a real debt of gratitude to the City of Boulder to have made the correct decision to put the train on loan to the CRRM. They actually solicited opinions from several of us from the old group, and from the BMRC, and then acted to take our advice and we should all give them credit for it.

The City never asked for the train, it was simply donated to Boulder by Dr. John Schoolland in 1952. Over the years there were several bad incidents involving the train and it was considered a public nuisance by many, and it really was.

There has been much criticism of various City Administrations over the years for not tending to the train as most of us thought it should be. All those should now be wiped clean, as the right thing has been done to preserve this treasure for future generations.

That the City Administration actually asked it to be lettered C&N #30 makes me proud that they cared.

Supreme Kudos to Todd Hackett for all he did for the double lettering.
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