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The American Freedom Train in Austin, Texas
February 15-17, 1976

The train's 64th display city.

The train displayed along Third
Street at Congress, just down the hill from the state capitol.

 

Images: John Stewart collection

 

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The Daylight locomotive took the lead down 3rd St.

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Locomotive 610 soon followed with the AFT in tow.

 

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The 2-10-4's running gear.

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The former T&P #610.

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The AFT -- stopped just before Congress.

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The 4449 on 3rd St. in Austin, TX.

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American Freedom Train #610.

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a bronze plaque on AFT #610 recognizes those who contributed to its restoration.

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The plaque is mounted to the side of the tender where it remains to this day.

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American Freedom Train #4449 in Austin, TX.

 

B&W Images: John Stewart collection

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American Freedom Train #4449 in Austin, TX.

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American Freedom Train #4449 in Austin, TX.

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American Freedom Train #4449 in Austin, TX.

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The Whitley building with the big W on the side is still there as of 2014. The tracks are long gone. The Austin Convention Center now sits where the tail of the AFT was.

Fittingly, this now-upscale area is called the Railyard District.

 

Image: Tom Nosera collection

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