Marty Bernard's Collection
Owner: Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
Model:EMD LWT-12Built As:EMDX (LWT-12)
Serial Number:20826Order No:2073
Frame Number:2073-1Built:1/1956
Notes:blt 1/56, actually a LWT-1
Other locos with this serial:  CRIP 1(LWT-12)
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CRI&P's #1 in LaSalle Street Station
Title:  CRI&P's #1 in LaSalle Street Station
Description:  Day approximate, month and year correct. The tall building is the Board of Trade and the darker closer building is the long-gone headhouse replaced by the new Board of Trade Buildng. J. C. Smith, Jr. sent th following comment: "The locomotive is the same design created for General Motor's Aerotrain, but this particular trainset is an ACF-built Talgo, originally called the Jet Rocket. This particular model LWT-1 differs from the two sister locomotives, Rock Island numbers 2 and 3, acquired with the two actual Aerotrains, in that it had a Blomberg front truck, whereas the other two featured a four-wheel Flexi-Coil, similar to those used under some EMD switchers intended for some road service use."
Photo Date:  3/15/1961  Upload Date: 2/16/2007 3:33:37 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Locomotives:  CRIP 1(LWT-12)
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