CRIP 4432 fan trip         
WEATHERFORD OK Sept 19 1976 -- Rock Island GP7 4432 leads a Central Oklahoma Railfan Club fant trip. The train is sitting in Weatherford while the crew and fans have lunch at a local restaurant. The fan trip started in El Reno and proceedd west to Clinton where lunch was planned and the train was turned. For some reason the lunch was not available so the train proceeded on its return trip to El Reno. Weatherford became a hastily arranged lunch stop. Myself and three other railfans had chased the train as far as Weatherford but stopped for lunch and let the train proceed to Clinton. We were pleasently surprised to see fans entering the restaurant and that the train was parked just outside. The tngineer for this fan trip was Jim Townsend. Jim was an Rock Island Engineer and an Oklahoma State representative. The locomotive and cars used for the trip appeared to be freshly painted.
Date: 9/19/1976 Location: Weatherford, OK   Map Show Weatherford on a rail map Views: 668 Collection Of:   Charles Stookey
Locomotives: CRIP 4432(GP7R)    Author:  Charles Stookey
CRIP 4432 fan trip
Picture Categories: Passenger,Action This picture is part of album:  Oklahoma
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Bernie Feltman General Thought it was a work train when I first looked 2/13/2012 8:51:58 AM
Ken Roble General The Rock had a nice image then, too bad bad management killed this railroad! 2/15/2014 6:38:48 PM
Chris Lubinski General Nice looking train! You were lucky to ride on it! Memories like this are for life!? 11/16/2015 1:53:38 AM

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