With South Shore's freight roster consisting of 2-D-D-2s and leased former C&O and FEC Geeps, the decision was made by management to acquire a fleet of new GP38-2s to replace their aging fleet. T... (more)
One of the South Shore's three 2-D-D-2s is seen switching cars in Burnham Yard. Tom Golden photo.
CSS 2002 (GP38-2) leads the CSS Belt Job south through Chicago, Illinois's southside past the Illinois Central made Kensington Tower.
In the morning of January 18th, 1993, a head-on collision between an eastbound and westbound South Shore commuter train occurred on the west side of Gary resulting in 7 fatalities and over 40 inju... (more)
Back when the South Shore Line carried express and checked baggage and had a streetfront station in downtown South Bend, package express gets loaded into combine 111 while the conductor watches. S... (more)
On a summer morning, a good crowd bound for Chicago boards a two-car South Shore train at the line's street front station in Michigan City, IN. At the time of the photo the CSS&SB's heavyweight in... (more)
Aside from that local bread, another South Bend tradition through the end of the 1960s was the sight of the South Shore Line's big heavyweight interurbans on the streets of downtown South Bend. Th... (more)
Little Joe Stalin’s Locomotives
That’s what Milwaukee Road crews called that road’s twelve big electrics that were nearly identical to this South Shore example, seen here at the B&... (more)
"Little Joe" #802 GE electric freight locomotive, one of only three known to exist.
Willis Tower and the downtown Chicago skyline can be seen over South Shore passenger train 502 as they near their destination of Millennium Park.
CSSSB electric locomotive 802 is hauling a freight westbound. 802 is preserved at the Lakeshore Railroad Museum near Erie, Pennsylvania where it was built.
Chicago South Shore 2007 sits in CP's Nahnat yard in Davenport, IA.
Nicknamed "The World's Largest Switch Engine" amongst local railfans, one of the South Shore's three 800-series motors is seen shuffling cars at Burnham Yard. Tom Golden photo.
After their retirement from service with the South Shore in the early 1980s, four 1920s-era Pullman cars were purchased and moved to a railroad themed restaurant called The Chesterton Station. As... (more)
Chicago skyline above Union station