John is celebrating eclipsing the 6,000,000 page view count for his photos at railpictures.net by uploading these rare color scenes of the last days of Chicago & Illinois Midland steam, seen in th... (more)
Steam in it's last days of operation recorded in September 1955 at the CIM yard. The bulk diesel fuel oil tanks had recently been erected nearby. Anscochrone original.
Northwestern Steel and Wire 0-8-0 #74 awaits her fate in a field near Galt, IL in 1985. Ex-GTW 8374, I believe this unit was moved. I don't know the fate of the others.
The TCDD 44 071 is a Prussian G8. It is preserved in very good condition in the Usak shed.
NSW 76 heads for the C&NW interchange through the massive NSW complex followed by the NSW 05.
NSW 76 heads for the C&NW interchange through the massive NSW complex.
Ex-GTW 8376 ready to begin its day at the Northwestern Steel and Wire Co.in Sterling,IL..
Ex-GTW 8376 switches the mill at Sterling,IL.at the Northwestern Steel and Wire Yard.
More than five years ago, the Shibanxi was a freight haulling real narrow gauge. On a hot day in April 2011, C2 0-8-0 #10 burst from LaoYingZui Tunnel with a heavy train of empty coal cars bound f... (more)
Having been used to the noisy machine for many years, the villagers just continue their poker games, and the dog yawns.
040 Norte 2723 "La Verraco" (AVENFER)
Built 1925 as GTW 8325.
Built in 1929 as GTW 8380. Now at the Illinois Railway Museum.