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 Pacing CN MLW FPA-4 Santa TrainAdded: December 19, 2011 

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Locomotive Details Location/Date of Video
Canadian National Railway (more..)
MLW FPA-4 (more..)
NS Springfield-Hannibal District (more..)
Dekalb, Illinois, USA (more..)
December 11, 2011
Locomotive No./Train ID Videographer
CN 6789 (more..)
957 (more..)
Kent Nelson (more..)
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Remarks: It's the final run for the weekend of the NS sponsored Santa Train. On this run, the 957 Special goes a bit further west then most of the other trips to Dekalb which gave me the chance to pace the train for a few miles. The Monticello Museum owned MLW makes some noise as she pulls the train back east toward Decatur.
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Posted by Mike L. on December 20, 2011

Very nice!, and wow, looks like you were movin pretty good!

Posted by Tim in Omaha on December 24, 2011

Dekalb is on the C&NW-UP in Northern Illinois about 200 miles from Monticello. Do you mean another town? Even Decatur is not on the Monticello museum line is it?

Posted by Kent Nelson on January 28, 2012

To answer Tim's question, the location is at Dekalb, IL spelled different from the De Kalb up in northern Illinois. The Monticello Museum is several mile northeast of Decatur. NS used the Monticello power to run the Santa Train on NS track. Kent

Posted by Bill Ankrom on December 10, 2012

Dekalb is the new name for a control point (absolute block) which in the past was called West Illiopolis it is located at MP 394.5 or about 3 miles west of main street illiopolis which is approximately MP 391.5

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