Category: illinois

IMG2993SFC-03-69 by Joseph Petric Via Flick…

IMG2993SFC-03-69

IMG2993SFC-03-69 by Joseph Petric

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Westbound “San Francisco Chief” at Streator, Ill., March 1969.

3 Santa Fe Shots from Chicago’s Rooseve…

3 Santa Fe Shots from Chicago's Roosevelt Road Viaduct

3 Santa Fe Shots from Chicago’s Roosevelt Road Viaduct by Marty Bernard

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ATSF 34C with Train 2, The San Francisco Chief, on December 26, 1967.

Chicago, 21MAY’67

Chicago, 21MAY'67

Chicago, 21MAY’67

Santa Fe’s westbound #1 “San Francisco Chief” approaches 14th St. behind A-B-B set of F-units (17….), after it just departed Dearborn St. Station.

Silver Penthouse on BN train #11 California Se…

Silver Penthouse on BN train #11 California Service
Union Station
Chicago, IL

9/5/1970

MILW 3 8-69 by Leon Kay Via Flickr: MILW F…

MILW 3 8-69

MILW 3 8-69 by Leon Kay

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MILW FP-45 3 (34160 12/68) on CITY OF LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO @Chicago IL 8-69

CB&Q E7 9935B

CB&Q E7 9935B

CB&Q E7 9935B

Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E7 9935B westbound on Train # 17, the California Zephyr, at Galva, Illinois, August 25, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.

The Way Freight at Somonauk and Bristol, IL &…

The Way Freight at Somonauk and Bristol, IL -- 2 Photos

The Way Freight at Somonauk and Bristol, IL – 2 Photos by Marty Bernard

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I caught CB&Q NW2 9223 (built in 1946) with a way freight twice on August 8, 1965.

At Somonauk, IL, about 25 miles southwest (RR west) of Aurora on the double-track main to Galesburg. The way freight went in the hole for what looks like the California Zephyr. And you better believe it was zephyring. Both trains were eastbound.

On the eve of Amtrak, we’re in the cab…

On the eve of Amtrak, we’re in the cab of an ex-Burlington E9, on the point of the very last non-Amtrak combined Empire Builder/North Coast Limited/Afternoon Zephyr to Minneapolis and points west.

Chicago, IL
April 30, 1971

Chicago: 2 April 1971

Chicago:  2 April 1971

Chicago: 2 April 1971

The Burlington Northern Railroad is a little over a year old, and Amtrak is a month away, so this is BN westbound passenger #31"Empire Builder" and #25 “North Coast Limited” departing Union Station behind three CB&Q E-units. The interlocking tower that controls the entrance to the south trainshed is seen on the right; the C.U.S. employees within direct trains of GM&O, Penn Central, and BN in and out of the south tracks, and they also direct transfer moves – freight and passenger – into and out of the tracks on the far right that pass along the Chicago River to the north side of Chicago Union Station.

The early Burlington Northern era with a tri…

The early Burlington Northern era with a trio of “covered wagons,” led by E8A #9943, ahead of the “Empire Builder” near Chicago circa 1970.