Friday, March 11, 2016

CPRR Locomotive #317 ??

From: "Bill Metnik" bjmetnik@gmail.com

I recently acquired a metallic print of CPRR Locomotive #317 pulling a string of flatbed cars loaded with stage coaches. (See 2 photos attached). Was there such a locomotive or is this just an artist's rendition?

If this was a working engine, where can I obtain its history?

—Bill Metnik


CPRR Locomotive #317 ??

CPRR Locomotive #317 ??

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Kyle Wyatt" kylekwyatt@gmail.com

The picture is a fantasy creation which drew inspiration from some HO scale models brought in by Associated Hobby Manufacturers in the 1970s. There never was a Central Pacific #317.

—Kyle

3/11/2016 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: Bill Metnik

Thank You so much for the info. I've spent hours searching for history on that engine. Now I know. I still think it is an interesting print. Our first railroad car carriers.

Again, Thank You very much for your quick response.

3/11/2016 9:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Bill, I found the same train picture a few years ago. I was searching for info and this post popped up. Mine is not in a frame, it appears to be chalkware/plaster, metal or metal type paint over the v surface. Mine is etched, is yours? Sorry to bother you, but this is the first time I found anything on this.

9/21/2019 4:03 PM  

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