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Ordered as #100 for the Chicago Union Transfer Railway co. Sold in 1904 to Illinois Central Railroad and became #641. Rebuilt and modernized in 1918 to a superheated heavy freight locomotive. Renumbered to IC 790, January 1943. Last company service was replacing IC diesels during spring floods near Cedar Rapids, IA. Manually fired. Sold by a private owner to Nelson Blount, 1966. Only surviving locomotive from the Chicago Union Transfer Railway and one of nine surviving from the Illinois Central.

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