Audio CD - Detroit Division
With the exception of Track 1, this anthology of Grand Trunk Western steam locomotives was recorded by Arthur W. Weber in 1959. Track 1 was recorded by L. W. "Bud" Swearer in 1958 or 1959 and used by Weber with permission. Weber contracted with RCA Victor to produce the recordings on vinyl as a 33 1/3 RPM record album, and he released the album in 1960 as a product of Roundhouse Records. The album jacket featured a night photo by Jerry Pinkepank of engine 6037 at Durand, used again as the cover photo for this CD, and jacket notes prepared with the assistance of Robert De Wolfe and Roger Meade.
The compilation of recordings on this 2016 release includes all (now eleven) tracks of the original 1960 album plus nine tracks recorded by Weber that were not previously released. Grateful acknowledgment is due Art Weber for donating his audio tracks and his right of permission to use Sweare'r audio tracks to the Grand Trunk Western Historical Society.
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