Freight motor 802 is working a cut of cars adjacent the unique "S" style dwarf signal.
Even though LSRHS is close for the winter Little Joe's light shines bright. Built down the road at GE plant in Eire. One of only three known to exist from original 20 built. Retired 1983.
Little Joe standing tall on a cold March afternoon. Built down the road at GE plant in Eire. One of only three known to exist from original 20 built. Retired 1983.
On a siding in the morning sun, just east of Goff Junction around 9am.
The 88 foot 10 inch electric freight motor is seen here adjacent the yard limit sign.
Switching out cars around 9am at the Elgin Joliet & Eastern "City Track" connection on the east side near the community of Aetna.
Switching out cars at the Elgin Joliet & Eastern interchange connection.
On a siding near the community of Aetna.
These huge 800 class freight motors could accelerate quite rapidly, even though they were almost 89 feet in length.
Switching out cars at the EJ&E City Track interchange connection.
Tom Golden photo.
Under The Wires. Though it is no longer in operation, one can imagine this Little Joe waiting for its next assignment under the wires.
Not so "Little Joe" sits on display beside a little Pennsy Shunt locomotive at the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society. Both of these locomotives have ties to Erie. Little Joe was built in Eri... (more)
CSSB "Little Joe" #802 working east of South Bend in the summer of 1977. This unit is preserved at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum.
The freight motor, a "Little Joe" (Joe for Joseph Stalin), was built by GE for Russia in 1949. The Cold War stopped the shipment. The South Shore bought three (801-803).