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MILW 4 8-69 by Leon Kay Via Flickr: MILW F…

MILW 4 8-69

MILW 4 8-69 by Leon Kay

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MILW FP-45 4 (34161 12/68) on CITY OF DENVER/PORTLAND @Chicago IL 8-69

MILW 4 8-69 by Leon Kay Via Flickr: MILW F…

MILW 4 8-69

MILW 4 8-69 by Leon Kay

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MILW FP-45 4 (34161 12/68) on CITY OF DENVER/PORTLAND @Chicago IL 8-69

Rolling Through Bensenville.

Rolling Through Bensenville.

Rolling Through Bensenville.

Milwaukee Road FP45 3 is the trailing unit of an E9A/FP7/FP45 lashup on train 105/111, the combined City of Portland/City of Denver rolling through Bensenville, Illinois, on June 15, 1969. That’s my brother Jim next to our Chevy station wagon.

Photo taken by my Dad.

Ed Lewnard photo/Jim Lewnard collection.

MILW FP7 103A, Chicago_JEL by James Lewnard …

MILW FP7 103A, Chicago_JEL

MILW FP7 103A, Chicago_JEL by James Lewnard

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The combined City of Portland and City of Denver leaves Chicago Union Station with MILW FP7 103A and a FP45 leading the train on June 13, 1969.
Photo by Jim Lewnard.
Frame#6906-05

MILW 5 6-69 by Leon Kay Via Flickr: MILW F…

MILW 5 6-69

MILW 5 6-69 by Leon Kay

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MILW FP-45 5 (34162 12/68) on CITY OF PORTLAND/DENVER @Bensenville IL 6-69

Rock Island E8 647

Rock Island E8 647

Rock Island E8 647

Rock Island E8 647 on Train # 8, The Rocky Mountain Rocket, at Joliet, Illinois on July 11, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in June 1951 ( c/n 14279 ) on EMD Order 2032A. If it’s on schedule, the time is 7:55 AM CST, or 8:55 AM locally ( Daylight Savings Time ). This train left Colorado Springs AND Denver at 11:30 PM the evening before, joined together at Limon Colorado and became Train # 8 to Chicago. With one of the E8’s running in reverse, I’m not sure how they did that. At inception, this train utilized custom-built E6 B-units (classed AB6) with cab controls added, as the trailing power unit, and the train was combined (or split) at Limon, each unit taking a portion of the train from or to either Denver or Colorado Springs. In addition to a sleeping car, diner, and club-lounge, # 8 has reserved seat chair cars, and according to the June 1965 Official Guide, picked up an additional chair car at Rock Island, Illinois.

City of Denver

City of Denver

E8A 928 and E9B 929B with City of Denver departing North Western Terminal, Chicago, early 1950s.

City of Denver

City of Denver

Denver–Chicago City of Denver at West Chicago, Ill., on C&NW, August 1945.

City of Denver-2nd Section

City of Denver-2nd Section

City of Denver-2nd Section

UP City of Denver at Chicago 1-5-38. William Ranke photo.

Silver Elegance at Eola by Steve Zahn Via F…

Silver Elegance at Eola

Silver Elegance at Eola by Steve Zahn

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Two weeks before Day One of Amtrak, the Burlington’s Denver Zephyr is seen highballing through Eola, IL at the Eola Road crossing on the Q’s East End. A pair of E7s leads this train on the overnight dash to Denver, and one day closer to this train’s final performance.

Photographed on April 15, 1971.