Inspired by Jeremy Plant's recent and awesome views at Joliet, I offer this view for RP.Net viewers. Built for the Chicago & Alton in March 1945, GM&O 103A is still sporting its original number an... (more)
The third of three freights through Joliet that day with warbonnet F units leading. Only two units, not much power for a Santa Fe freight in the '70s.
12 F units! This was one of three freights through Joliet that day with warbonnet F units leading, but by far the most bodacious.
FP45 5944 looks ragged after moving to freight service
At Joliet station westbound
Rolling into the station
Dirty but unique locomotive
A last-light shot of a beautiful train
I made a big trip on leave from the Army in April 1971 to shoot as many passenger trains as possible before Amtrak. Santa Fe was the number one priority!
Heading east approaching Rock Island diamond
Heading west at Joliet Union Station
One of the first if not first trips over the road for new #721
Southbound passing tower and about to cross Rock Island main line