| March/April 1954

412 First St., N. W. Watertown, South Dakota.

Am sending my $2.00 for renewal, also including a dollar for the Frick Anniversary Book.

I enjoyed the article on the Nichols & Shepard Company in the Sept.-Oct. issue and would like more of these histories. Especially the Advance Company. I have a 25-85 N&S side mounted engine and get a great amount of pleasure from it. It was sold in 1912 and is a coal burner.

I am employed by the Great Northern Railroad as a locomotive fireman and engineer. The picture of engine No. 1473 was taken when this engine was used in local freight service between Watertown and Huron, South Dakota. It is an old main line passenger engine and an oil burner. It was a very nice locomotive and has been scrapped along with so many fine engines.

Locomotive No. 752 was a hand fired coal burner and a hard steamer. I was glad to see her go to the scrap yard. It had a long narrow firebox and was a saturated engine.

Locomotive No. 2555 is one of the largest two cylinder steam engines owned by the Great Northern and was built for mountain passenger service.