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Three E7As Blow Their Soot Leaving Chicago Union Station with the CZ
Title:  Three E7As Blow Their Soot Leaving Chicago Union Station with the CZ
Description:  After idling in Union Station, the first time the engineer notched up all the built-up soot in the cylinders was blown out as these three elephant-style ladies demonstrated. Photo taken from Roosevelt Road Bridge. The tallest building to the right is the Board of Trade, which today would be obscured by the new and larger Board of Trade Building. The whitish building to the left is the Post Office in the air space above the Stations south tracks. It has a hole through it for Architect Daniel Burnhams Congress Boulevard (Eisenhower, nee Congress, Expressway).
Photo Date:  12/26/1967  Upload Date: 5/18/2007 8:01:20 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Passenger,Track
Locomotives:  CBQ 9998(E7A)
Views:  1867   Comments: 9
CB&Q 9912A (Silver Meteor) and 9912B (Silver Comet) with the EB Morning Zephyr
Title:  CB&Q 9912A (Silver Meteor) and 9912B (Silver Comet) with the EB Morning Zephyr
Description:  Stainless steel shovel nosed E5ABs were rare when this photo was taken August 21, 1964. Built in March 1940, this matched pair fly the eastbound Morning Zephyr across northern Illinois through the sleepy town of Chadwick just after lunch and a 129 miles from a bumper post in Chicago Union Station.
Photo Date:  8/21/1964  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 11:49:49 PM
Location:  Chadwick, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CBQ 9912A(E5A) CBQ 9912B(E5B)
Views:  3095   Comments: 8
Southern Railway #2536
Title:  Southern Railway #2536
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/7/1968  Upload Date: 5/9/2007 7:02:01 PM
Location:  Richmond, VA
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOU 2536(GP30)
Views:  710   Comments: 2
Train #7
Title:  Train #7
Description:  Note the extra air hoses and the jumper cable door open. This train is about to become an intermodal train with multiple freight engines upfront and 50 or more piggybacks and other freignt cars behind. Southern decided not to join Amtrak and ran intermodal trains (except for the Southern Cresant) that made station stops. See http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=738818
Photo Date:  3/15/1972  Upload Date: 5/7/2007 1:06:15 AM
Location:  Alexandria, VA
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOU 6141(FP7A)
Views:  761   Comments: 1
Southern Ry. President William Graham Claytor, Jr. (March 14, 1912  May 14, 1994) and His Car, His Train, and His Wife(?)
Title:  Southern Ry. President William Graham Claytor, Jr. (March 14, 1912 May 14, 1994) and His Car, His Train, and His Wife(?)
Description:  If you don't know who he was, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Jr._Claytor Was the lady his wife? The business car in front of his car is North Carolina. The Crescent this night has 5 business cars on the rear end! For other pictures of this train see: http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=735402 and http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=735400 and http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=736104
Photo Date:  4/30/1969  Upload Date: 5/4/2007 7:42:17 PM
Location:  Alexandria, VA
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  1490   Comments: 3
SCL 575 with Tr 85 the Everglades, Snow,  and a Mail Box in 1969
Title:  SCL 575 with Tr 85 the Everglades, Snow, and a Mail Box in 1969
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/2/1969  Upload Date: 11/24/2006 8:47:04 AM
Location:  Ashland, VA
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SCL 575(E8A)
Views:  899   Comments: 5
MILW 806 Backing a Rush Hour Train into Union Station
Title:  MILW 806 Backing a Rush Hour Train into Union Station
Description:  Note steam generator vents on top of the short hood. Shot from Milwaukee Ave. bridge. The John Hancock Center (building) is to the top left and one of the Marina City towers is in the top right.
Photo Date:  3/19/1975  Upload Date: 5/1/2007 4:02:28 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MILW 806(GP9)
Views:  718   Comments: 2
Two Sun Bleached Noses After Years of Facing West
Title:  Two Sun Bleached Noses After Years of Facing West
Description:  Taken three miles west of State Street at Western Avenue Interlocking where the Milwaukee Road tracks from Union Station turn to the north and in the process cross the CNW tracks from its downtown station. Note the double-slip switches and the different signal heads for each road. #49 had an outbound train while #54 was inbound and had just left the interlocking plant. The tall white building in the background was the Standard Oil Building (Big Stan) a couple blocks east of State Street. Big Stan is now called the Aon Center but remains the third tallest building in the United States.
Photo Date:  8/18/1982  Upload Date: 4/24/2007 2:07:44 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Signal,Track
Locomotives:  MILW 49(F40C)
Views:  767   Comments: 3
MILW 907
Title:  MILW 907
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/10/1964  Upload Date: 4/22/2007 7:31:31 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MILW 907(S12)
Views:  806   Comments: 0
The Pocahontas Making a Station Stop
Title:  The Pocahontas Making a Station Stop
Description:  Note the steam generator components on the short hood roof and the mid-train dome.
Photo Date:  6/14/1970  Upload Date: 4/1/2007 8:32:03 PM
Location:  Petersburg, VA
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NW 504(GP9) NW 519(GP9)
Views:  1638   Comments: 4
GM&O 809A Flying White Flags Desgnating an Extra
Title:  GM&O 809A Flying White Flags Desgnating an Extra
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/15/1965  Upload Date: 3/25/2007 7:34:13 AM
Location:  Springfield, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GMO 809A(F3A)
Views:  1252   Comments: 6
LN 797 with Tr# 3 from Roosevelt Rd. Bridge
Title:  LN 797 with Tr# 3 from Roosevelt Rd. Bridge
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/30/1971  Upload Date: 3/15/2007 4:36:03 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LN 797(E8A)
Views:  1398   Comments: 1
NKP 21 at Pullman Jct.
Title:  NKP 21 at Pullman Jct.
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/7/1966  Upload Date: 3/15/2007 10:32:25 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NKP 21(NW2)
Views:  1169   Comments: 1
Looks Like a Crew Change
Title:  Looks Like a Crew Change
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/13/1968  Upload Date: 3/13/2007 5:20:53 PM
Location:  Muskogee, OK
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MKT 75C(F7A) MKT 75B(F9B) MKT 83C(FA1)
Views:  3161   Comments: 6
C&EI 1203 Leads Interesting Lash Up and All Box Cars
Title:  C&EI 1203 Leads Interesting Lash Up and All Box Cars
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/31/1964  Upload Date: 3/11/2007 10:41:40 PM
Location:  Chicago Heights, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEI 1203(F3A)
Views:  2817   Comments: 4
Come On Guys, Let's Go!  Englewood Union Station
Title:  Come On Guys, Let's Go! Englewood Union Station
Description:  An AB6 had an E6B carbody modified with a single 1000 h.p. engine, windows and controls at one end, baggage compartment, and steam generator. Only two were built by EMD in June 1940 for the Rock Island (#s 750 and 751) for the Rocky Mountain Rocket (Google it). The train would run from Chicago to Limon, CO with an EA-unit on the front and an AB6 second. The train was split at Limon with the AB6 taking a few cars to Colorado Springs and the other unit taking the rest of the cars to Denver. The reverse happened on the trip to Chicago. See: http://www.railroademporium.com/images/stories/ri/rocky-mountain-rocket-lg.jpg. Of course over the years there were variations on this theme. A second diesel was added in the baggage compartment making each a full E-unit. The six pictures I am posting are about how the EA6s lived out there lives in commuter service in Northeastern, Illinois. What is all that piping on the roof? Enjoy!
Photo Date:  4/21/1965  Upload Date: 2/25/2007 8:49:09 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  2100   Comments: 3
Big Ben and the Board of Trade
Title:  Big Ben and the Board of Trade
Description:  This is the departing Quad Cities Rocket with LaSalle Street Station and the Board of Trade at the left edge of the photograph. Big Ben (see http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=660823) the dome-observation-parlor car is on the end of the train where it belongs.
Photo Date:  3/30/1971  Upload Date: 2/23/2007 7:10:32 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  CRIP 648(E8A)
Views:  1276   Comments: 3
Frost on the Ties at Brainerd this Morning 42 Years Ago
Title:  Frost on the Ties at Brainerd this Morning 42 Years Ago
Description:  Check out the light for the crossbucks. Commuters are crossing the street to get on the front cars when the train stops.
Photo Date:  12/31/1964  Upload Date: 2/20/2007 11:39:29 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 494(RS3)
Views:  1461   Comments: 2
CRI&P 2, Englewood Union Station
Title:  CRI&P 2, Englewood Union Station
Description:  An EMD intercity failure ends its days at age 10 downgraded to commuter service, not a good application of a train with few and narrow doors. There are actually three additional RI trains in the distance in this picture.
Photo Date:  4/21/1965  Upload Date: 2/16/2007 3:33:39 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 2(LWT-12)
Views:  2241   Comments: 11
AT&SF 505 and Seven Others Pull on the "Loop"
Title:  AT&SF 505 and Seven Others Pull on the "Loop"
Description:  No tresspassing signs make this picture imposible to take today.
Photo Date:  10/16/1992  Upload Date: 1/17/2007 6:32:07 PM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 505(B40-8W) ATSF 520(B40-8W)
Views:  1037   Comments: 2
CB&Q 9208 Has Its "Way" in 1964
Title:  CB&Q 9208 Has Its "Way" in 1964
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/21/1964  Upload Date: 12/6/2006 11:56:23 AM
Location:  Sterling, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CBQ 9208(NW2)
Views:  1512   Comments: 4
CB&Q SD24 #501 Heads Some New GP30s and Freight
Title:  CB&Q SD24 #501 Heads Some New GP30s and Freight
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/2/1965  Upload Date: 11/30/2006 9:35:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CBQ 501(SD24)
Views:  1489   Comments: 7
CB&Q 165ABC in 1965
Title:  CB&Q 165ABC in 1965
Description:  Early F units usually came in set of 4, i.e., ABBA. The CB&Q found that for most trains on its mostly flat railroad ABA sets were sufficient so the ABBAs were broken into ABs with another newer A added. On the CB&Q an ABBA set was lettered ABCD and an ABA set was lettered ABC. In this picture we see CB&Q 165A, an F7A and 165B and C, F3B and A. Is this the A end or the C end?
Photo Date:  9/13/1965  Upload Date: 11/14/2006 8:24:48 PM
Location:  Eola, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CBQ 165A(F7A) CBQ 165B(F3B) CBQ 165C(F3A)
Views:  1605   Comments: 8
CRI&P 630 in 1965
Title:  CRI&P 630 in 1965
Description:  Arguably the most beautiful diesel locomotives ever made were the EMD shovel nosed E5As and E6As. Here April 21, 1965's morning sun makes the 24 year old Rock Island E6A 630 looks almost new. She is crossing the PRR diamonds at Englewood Union Station on Chicago's south side with a SB commuter train. Pigs are on another RI track.
Photo Date:  4/21/1965  Upload Date: 11/6/2006 11:17:50 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 630(E6A)
Views:  3711   Comments: 9
For Box Car Fans
Title:  For Box Car Fans
Description:  Looking like a mixed train because of the 40 ft. combine on the rear this day instead of a way car (CB&Q jargon for caboose), this is the Oregon Turn with NW2 9234 doing the pulling. It near Rochelle, IL on September 5, 1964 while making its round trip between Oregon, IL and the Eola, IL yards on the line to the Twin Cities. All the corn stalks in the field have been cut.
Photo Date:  9/5/1964  Upload Date: 11/5/2006 11:21:57 PM
Location:  Rochelle, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CBQ 9234(NW2)
Views:  1055   Comments: 3


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