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Marty Bernard's Collection
 
5/23/2019
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
Model:EMD AB6Built As:CRIP 750 (AB6)
Serial Number:1066Order No:E306
Frame Number:E306-B1Built:6/1940
Notes:blt 6/40, sfs 1/74
Other locos with this serial:  CRIP 750(AB6)
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Picture 12, CB&Q/CRI&P Wreck
Title:  Picture 12, CB&Q/CRI&P Wreck
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Photo Date:  9/28/1964  Upload Date: 6/15/2007 10:00:24 PM
Location:  Montgomery, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
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Locomotives:  CRIP 638B(E7B) CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  2778   Comments: 1
Blunt Ends Forward, Shall We Race? At Englewood Union Station
Title:  Blunt Ends Forward, Shall We Race? At 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. Of course over the years there were variations on this theme. The six pictures I am posting are about how the EA6s lived out there lives in commuter service in Northeastern, Illinois. It looks to me that a second diesel was added in the baggage compartment making each a full E-unit. Can someone confirm this? Enjoy!
Photo Date:  4/21/1965  Upload Date: 2/25/2007 8:49:11 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
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Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6) CRIP 535(SW1)
Views:  1309   Comments: 1
CRI&P 750 at Englewood Union Station in 1965
Title:  CRI&P 750 at Englewood Union Station in 1965
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. Of course over the years there were variations on this theme. The six pictures I am posting are about how the EA6s lived out there lives in commuter service in Northeastern, Illinois. It looks to me that a second diesel was added in the baggage compartment making each a full E-unit. Can someone confirm this? Enjoy!
Photo Date:  4/21/1965  Upload Date: 2/25/2007 8:49:08 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
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Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  1808   Comments: 1
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
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Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  2255   Comments: 3
The Headlights Have It, Train #506 with 2 Pullman Standard Coaches
Title:  The Headlights Have It, Train #506 with 2 Pullman Standard Coaches
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. Of course over the years there were variations on this theme. The six pictures I am posting are about how the EA6s lived out there lives in commuter service in Northeastern, Illinois. It looks to me that a second diesel was added in the baggage compartment making each a full E-unit. Can someone confirm this? Enjoy!
Photo Date:  3/29/1971  Upload Date: 2/25/2007 8:49:10 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
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Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  1184   Comments: 0
CRI&P 750
Title:  CRI&P 750
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/2/1971  Upload Date: 3/1/2007 9:00:26 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
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Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  1094   Comments: 0


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