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    BELLOWS FALLS, VT...........

    PROOF THAT THE STEAM AGE IS STILL LIVE IS THIS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND?

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    BELLOWS FALLS, VT...........

    PROOF THAT THE STEAM AGE IS STILL LIVE IS THIS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND 8 CARS ROARING AND POUNDING OVER THE RAILS IS NEW ENGLAND. AT THE THROTTLE OF THE IRON MONSTER BLOUNT OF DUBLIN, N.H., WHOSE NON-PROFIT FOUNDATION, "STEAMTOWN U.S.A." AT BELLOWS FALLS, VT.. OWNS THE LARGEST ??? OF STEAM LOCOMOTIVES IN THE ??? COLLECT ??? MATCH BOX COVERS, BUT BLOUNT ??? COLLETIVES ... HE NOW HAS 83 OF THESE IRON HORSES. BLOUNT'S LATEST ACQUISITION WHICH IS CRUISING SOMETHING OF AN "INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT"...IS THE STREAMLINED, GREEN-PAINTED,"QUEEN'S LOCOMOTIVE"...THE ENGINE THAT PULLED THE BRITISH QUEEN'S TRAIN ON HER TRIPS TO WINDSOR CASTLE, THE ENGINE SHOWS ARRIVING AT BLOUNT'S "STEAMTOWN U.S.A." COLLECTION SITE, WAS PURCHASED FROM THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN EXCHANGE FOR AN UN-ANNOUNCED NUMBER OF BLOUNT'S AMERICAN DOLLARS. IT SEEMS NOW, THAT BRITISH HISTORICAL GROUPS AND OTHER IN ENGLAND INTERESTED IN THINGS LIKE THAT ARE UPSET THAT THE FAMOUS LOCOMOTIVE WOUND UP IN AMERICA. BLOUNT, AS DONOR, IS SHOWN PRESENTING THE SLEEK ENGLISH STEAMER TO THE "STEAMTOWN U.S.A." FOUNDATION AS REPRESENTED BY FREDERICK RICHARDSON, VICE CHAIRMAN. DWARFING THE NEW BRITISH ACQUISITION IS THE GIANT UNION-PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE, "BIG BOY" IN THE BACKGROUND. BIG BOY, 135 FEET LONG AND WEIGHING IN AT 700 TONS, IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE EVER BUILT.... BUT THE RELATIVELY TINY "QUEEN" HAS THAT SOMETHING EXTRA...A BIT OF BRITISH "IOSH".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6O0JB00VPSL8PDXJ5Z5S5S9QZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6O0JB00VPSL8PDXJ5Z5S5S9QZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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