William Crooks at station.jpg


Photo of the William Crooks at an unidentified station. LOC doesn't identify the locomotive, but if you are familiar with the Crooks, it's easy to recognize this is a photo of it.

The locomotive was built in 1861 by the File:Number Plate Crooks.JPG. The headlamps are identical and the detailing of the trains are the same. File:Headlamp Crooks.JPG File:Retirement of locomotive William Crooks 1954.jpg. This is another photo of the locomotive in 1939 as it made its way to the World's Fair in New York under its own power; the similarities can be seen. File:William Crooks 1939.JPG

en:William Crooks (locomotive) was built in 1861 and was obsolete before the year 1900. The president of the Great Northern (US) Railway, James J. Hill, saved the William Crooks from the scrapyard by appointing it his own personal locomotive. Its last official duty was to help Hill celebrate his birthday in 1909, but the Great Northern frequently brought out the old locomotive thereafter for publicity and various railroad-related events. The last trip the locomotive made under its own power was to the Chicago Railroad Fair in 1948.

Date between 1901 and 1923
date QS:P,+1950-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1901-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1923-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID npcc.18527.
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The restorationist, Adam Cuerden, requests attribution.

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