Color photo of watercolor artwork -
image 22" x 15" on 24" x 18" Kodak Professional
(limited numbered prints sold out)
Three things go together. The 1385, Mid-continent
Railway Museum and Chris Burger. First of all, the 1385 wouldn't
be in the picture at all if the museum hadn't resurrected it from
certain doom in a scrap yard. For years, with loving affection,
Mid-content museum ran the engine on their own tracks at North
Freedom, Wisconsin. This might have been a great retirement, but
along came the Chicago and North Western Railway in the form of
Wisconsin Division Manager Chris Burger. Arrangements were made
to bring the 1385 up to main-line standards to operate over the
entire C&NW System as the PROSPERITY Special, showing both
the steam heritage and subsequent progress of the Railway.
What a wonderful event it was for the 1385 to again
operate on Chicago and North Western Rails!