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Illinois Passenger Trains Before Amtrak
To the North, South, East and West, the Land of Lincoln offered plenty of colorful passenger trains.
Photo Album By: Ellis Simon
 
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Photo ID: 691118

Governor 's Special departs Central Station for Springfield.

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 9201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1971


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Mar 18, 2019

Views: 6,976
Comments: 3

Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 648138

Santa Fe #1 the San Francisco Chief is about to arrive at Joliet Union Station.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5935
Train ID: 1
Photo Date: February, 1971


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Feb 13, 2018

Views: 6,012
Comments: 4

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 618031

Most probably the Golden State. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Ottawa, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 643
Train ID: See Remarks
Photo Date: July, 1963


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: May 27, 2017

Views: 4,627
Comments: 1

Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 615982

Northbound Panama Limited Parlor Car 3351 with New Orleans wrought iron interior. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: An EMD E-unit
Location: Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: See Remarks
Photo Date: May, 1964


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: May 08, 2017

Views: 5,372
Comments: 3

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 600244

Train 2, The San Francisco. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Streator, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 302
Train ID: ATSF 2
Photo Date: July, 1963


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Dec 22, 2016

Views: 3,849
Comments: 1

Favorited: 24


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Photo ID: 600138

Train 23, The Grand Canyon. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Streator, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 37L
Train ID: ATSF 23
Photo Date: July, 1963


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Dec 21, 2016

Views: 4,018
Comments: 1

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Photo ID: 600123

ATSF 32L with Train 23, The Grand Canyon, with only 1 baggage car and 2 chair cars leaving Dearborn Station, Chicago, IL on February 6, 1968. Look at the Board of Trade Building out in the... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 32L
Train ID: ATSF 23
Photo Date: February 06, 1968


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Dec 21, 2016

Views: 6,147
Comments: 1

Favorited: 47
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Photo ID: 599361

The North Coast Limited lead by CB&Q E8A 9947A at Eola, IL on September 10, 1964. The time would have been a little after 2 pm. The train is headed east through Eola Yard. Eola is a uninco... (more)

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Eola, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CBQ 9947A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 10, 1964


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Dec 13, 2016

Views: 6,915
Comments: 3

Favorited: 39
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Photo ID: 581156

A Santa Fe passenger train filmed from the Roosevelt Road overpass. I do not remember the time of day or direction the train was going. Kodachrome II film

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 18, 1967


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: Jun 26, 2016

Views: 6,621
Comments: 1

Favorited: 50
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Photo ID: 574659

April 30th, 1971 marked the end of most private intercity rail service in the US. Although I was struggling to finish at Circle campus and was scheduled to work that evening I spent most of the d... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4079C
Train ID: 153
Photo Date: April 30, 1971


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Apr 28, 2016

Views: 6,816
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Favorited: 40


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Photo ID: 562643

The Wabash Cannonball A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Wabash
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Tolono, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: WAB 1003
Train ID: WAB 1
Photo Date: October 28, 1962


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 19, 2016

Views: 3,496
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 562463

Banner Blue - Wabash Cannonball A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NW 508
Train ID: NW 111 - 1
Photo Date: May 07, 1966


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 17, 2016

Views: 5,770
Comments: 2

Favorited: 36
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Photo ID: 562330

The Thoroughbred A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Monon
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: South Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MON 208
Train ID: MON 6
Photo Date: June, 1965


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 16, 2016

Views: 6,240
Comments: 1

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 562183

The Super Chief - El Capitan A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: East of Streator, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 44C
Train ID: ATSF 18
Photo Date: January 28, 1967


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 15, 2016

Views: 5,670
Comments: 1

Favorited: 41
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Photo ID: 561631

The Kansas City Chief A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 16C
Train ID: See Below
Photo Date: February 02, 1968


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 10, 2016

Views: 19,978
Comments: 2

Favorited: 99
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