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Another Birthday has come and gone and all i can say is...HOLLY HELL AM I GETTING OLD! XD
  • Mood: Thrilled
  • Listening to: Sabaton-Panzer Battalion
  • Watching: Top gear
  • Playing: Trainz 2012
A reminder of better days by gh22
A reminder of better days
The year is early 1952 as USRA light Mikado 4003 sits forlornly on a storage track in the Frisco's Fort Smith yard as he awaits the cold loneliness of storage . The old Mike was once one of the largest locomotives on the division, handling both passenger and freight work along side the smaller 2-8-0's that dominated the Fort Smith too Monett section of the division.

But after 43 years of continuous service time had taken it's tole on 4003. 
His once shining gloss back paint scheme had faded to a dull shade of gray, his side rods and crankpins were stiff and creaked and groaned loudly at low speed, and brake downs started to become more and more frequent as the years dragged on until it reached a point that the Frisco had to retire the old Mikado from active service.

Though before 4003 could be stored, his Engineer requested to have a photograph taken of him and his engine so that when he's old and gray he could look at the picture and think back to all the good times he, his Fireman and 4003 had.
       
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Another Birthday has come and gone and all i can say is...HOLLY HELL AM I GETTING OLD! XD
  • Mood: Thrilled
  • Listening to: Sabaton-Panzer Battalion
  • Watching: Top gear
  • Playing: Trainz 2012

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:iconjamestheredengine91:
JamestheRedEngine91 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Happy Birthday!
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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MagaloupXD Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 4 the fave :)
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Drew47AT Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :lemonparty:  Blower fella (Party) fella Gift (Party) Birthday cake  icon 
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SPIDIvonMARDER Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for all favs! :iconhappyrarityplz:
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gh22 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
You my Friend are very welcome! :D
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lovesdrawing721 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Thank you for the +fav Heart Huggle! Love Giggle  
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gh22 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Your very welcome:)
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SD80MACfan Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Thanks for the fave! Feel free to check out the rest of my stories.
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gh22 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Will do ;)
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