When new, Cotton Belt and Southern Pacific SD45T-2's were delivered by the Rock Island from Chicago. It was not uncommon to find the new engines running revenue for the Rock Island alongside Rock... (more)
This final shot of the series shows Mike's solution to finding the right location to shoot from. Amtrak personnel were kind enough to move an F40PH into position to give Mike the elevation needed ... (more)
Alco RS2 rebuilt with a new prime mover from EMD and reclassified as an RS2m by the Rock Island.
Rock Island E8A 661 sits near the throat of LaSalle Street Station with bilevels commuter cars that will eventually go to Joliet.
Mike tries using a step ladder for getting the height he wanted for the Trains cover photo. This did not work, so Amtrak offered another solution. Too follow soon...
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This third shot of a series (see image 500799 and 500967) shows engine 507 repositioned at Amtrak's service facility in Chicago for the Trains magazine cover shot. Amtrak was very cooperative in p... (more)
This second shot of a series (see image 500799) shows engine 507 parked at Amtrak's service facility in Chicago. An Amtrak crew member is about to re-position the unit so that Mike Danneman can ph... (more)
NS 4270 leads the OCS west along Norfolk Southern's Chicago Line and into that line's namesake city.
The dominance of EMD in Amtrak's power pool is about to change as P32-8W 507 is surrounded by the old guard in Chicago. This is the first of a short series of images that depicts shooting engine 5... (more)
Iowa Pacific's "Varsity" train from Chicago Union Station to Madison, WI gets under way for the first of a series of trips over the next two weekends as a sucker hole breaks open at Raci... (more)
Led by an E9A and SDP40F, the eastbound James Whitcomb Riley heads south along the C&WI through Hegewisch near 130th and Torrence Ave. Tom Golden photo.
Along with a pair of Warbonnet F45s, Santa Fe's first pair of GP60Ms lead their first revenue move, the QNYLA, west out of an overcast Chicago with a test car in tow. Tom Golden photo.
Santa Fe's first GP60Ms bask in the sunshine at Corwith Yard as they await their first revenue move after delivery from EMD. Tom Kidd photo.
An outbound Metra train from Chicago's Northwestern Station passes Clinton Street Tower and the ex-C&NW semaphore signal bridge.