Southbound passing tower and about to cross Rock Island main line
The inbound Scoot headed into Chicago on a clear morning in April 1971. Lead engine is a Phase I F3A. My apologies for mistakenly submitting the wrong shot for this caption earlier!
A westbound Amtrak headed across the Rock Island diamond en route to St. Louis in July 1972. Shot taken from Joliet UR Tower.
GM&O S2 #1012 and GP30 #515 resting at Laurel, MS || May 1972
GM&O Alco S2 working at Mobile, AL in this Summer 1973 scene.
This GM and O is headed southbound crossing 3rd and Washington, Springfield, IL, less than 100 yards from the current Amtrak station ,formerly the GM&O and Alton and Southern.
My dad unloaded REA... (more)
Green coach at right was acquired by Penn Central from the Union Pacific
GM&O GP30 524 resting between trips at Mobile, AL || August 1973
The solitary GM&O commuter train from Chicago has made its last stop at Joliet and pulls away from the station.
GM&O's ABRAHAM LINCOLN is stopping at Joliet inbound to Chicago. This streamlined equipment dates to 1935.
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.
GM&O RS-1 #1123 at the shop in Jackson, TN - May 1976.
GM&O E7 units 102A and 102 are backing into Union Station with train 3, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, for its 5:50 p.m. CDT departure. The Missouri Pacific sleeper was a through car to Hot Springs, AR.
An A-B-A set of F3's leads a southbound mixed freight past the Dwight station. The engineer is poised to snag his orders from the iron man, which is just to the right of the camera. James Lennon... (more)
Late in its service life, GM&O F3(A) 883A was given new block initials using the "ICG" font style. It was one of two boiler-equipped F3's assigned to the Chicago-Joliet commuter trains.