Picture # 4
Number 36 with a busted nose. If anyone knows the story behind it, I would love to know. It's hooked up with the dinner train at the Old McCloud Station Track (The station was destroyed by a fire)
3-15-06 Answer received from Jeff Moore of McCloud Rails. I post it here for information sake
"On one photo of the #36 you wonder how it got a bashed nose. Here is the story. Around the winter of 1997 this unit was leading a Sierra Job over Dead Horse Summit when it encountered a large pine tree that had fallen across the tracks, which is not a rare occurrence on this railroad. What made this unique was that this tree rested on top of the snow banks that had piled up on each side of the tracks so that it was dead level with the nose of the locomotive. The engineer applied the emergency brakes and hunkered down behind the control stand, but he saw the tree too late to stop the train in time. The #36 hit the tree, bashing in the nose, breaking most of the cab windows, and shearing off the all-weather cab window in the process. The shop crew pounded out the dent as best they could and replaced the glass, but you could still find shards of safety glass in the cab for months afterward."
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