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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 134
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 09, 2015 04:35PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 134 - 07/09/15


This day in Railroad History

July 9, 1905
Walter "Death Valley Scotty" Scott's special train departed Los Angeles for Chicago. Scott was a prospector, performer, and con man, who was made famous by his many scams involving gold mining. He had walked into the Santa Fe office in LA and demanded to see the assistant traffic manager. He began to offer thousand-dollar bills, the assistant traffic manager made a few calculations, and $5500 had exchanged hands and the Santa Fe agreed to carry their speed-eager passenger from Los Angeles to Chicago in forty-six hours. Mr. Scott's special train was engine No. 442 hauling baggage-car, dining-car, a Pullman car and, of course, Mr. Scott. The weight of the train came to 170 tons. At 11.54 a.m. on July 11, the "Scotty Special" came to a stop in the Dearborn Street Station, Chicago, having made the run of 2,228 miles in 44 hours 54 minutes. During parts of the journey, which was not without misfortunes, the enthusiastic passenger helped with the stoking, and it is claimed that the highest speed attained during the trip was over 100 miles an hour, between Fort Madison and Galesburg.
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