One of the railroad's new E9 units pulls a one car mid-day train to Elgin, Ill.
The first section of U.P.'s combined CITY OF LOS ANGELES / CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO is on the last lap to Chicago. The B units are missing some of the stainless steel grill. I left for the east that ... (more)
The long CITY OF NEW ORLEANS accelerates on its southbound run.
The last day of my week in Chicago was a beautiful Wednesday. Illinois Central's CITY OF NEW ORLEANS passes the coach yards behind A-B E8 units.
The solitary GM&O commuter train from Chicago has made its last stop at Joliet and pulls away from the station.
The eastbound GRAND CANYON rolls into Joliet behind an A-B-B-B-A set of F units. Lead unit F7 306L is a dual-service F7 that was delivered in 1952.
Santa Fe's first four GP30s 1200, 1201, 1203 & 1202 are stopped with an eastbound freight at Joliet. All of the other freights that day had been behind GP20 units and these new diesels were a real... (more)
ATSF A-B-B-A F3 units are pulling the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF away from Joliet.
Four ATSF GP20 units lead a westbound freight through Joliet.
A nice E8. E7B, E7A set heads up the westbound GOLDEN STATE about to stop at Joliet. Someone was busy with the red paint in Chicago.
A real hot box. I had never seen one before and I don't recall whether the coach was used again back to Chicago that day.
GM&O's ABRAHAM LINCOLN is stopping at Joliet inbound to Chicago. This streamlined equipment dates to 1935.
A Rock Island EMD F2 is paired with leased Great Northern FT units 258 A&B on a westbound freight for a pleasing color combination.
GM&O's LIMITED rolls into Joliet behind E7A, F3B, E7A next to Santa Fe's GRAND CANYON. Both trains were scheduled for a 12:55 CDT departure.
An A-B-B-B-A set of F units rolls to a stop with Santa Fe's GRAND CANYON as the semaphore drops.