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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.
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Photo ID: 783115

NYC GP7's 5764 and 5795 leads train 406 to Chicago at Kankakee, Illinois on February 28, 1958. Rated at 1500hp each and having a heavy train it was hard for the Geeps to maintain track speed. Man... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Kankakee, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 5764
Train ID: NYC 406
Photo Date: February 28, 1958


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 27, 2021

Views: 697
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Photo ID: 780346

In October 1965, steam equipped Wabash Geep 486 and N&W 3494 (ex-Wabash 494) leads the Chicago-St. Louis Banner Blue at Granite City, Illinois. Photo from my collection, the photographer Al Hol... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Granite City, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: WAB 486
Train ID: Banner Blue
Photo Date: October, 1965


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Aug 25, 2021

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Photo ID: 776870

Wabash E8 #1006 slowly accelerates out of Chicago's Dearborn Station with train 121 the Blue Bird for its run to St. Louis in November 1959. Photo by Al Holtz, from my slide collection.

Railroad: Wabash
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: WAB 1006
Train ID: Wabash Blue Bird
Photo Date: November, 1959


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jul 16, 2021

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Photo ID: 762568

Illinois Central E8 4028 leads an A-B-A set on a passenger train departing Central Station in Chicago, Illinois in the 1960s. R. T. Steinbrenner Photo

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 4028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Feb 08, 2021

Views: 7,031
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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: 7,772
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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: 6,945
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Favorited: 25
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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: 6,015
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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: 6,017
Comments: 3

Favorited: 27
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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: 4,977
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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: 4,882
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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: 7,411
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Favorited: 49
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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: 8,083
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Favorited: 41
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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: 7,622
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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: 7,834
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Favorited: 42
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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: 4,178
Comments: 2

Favorited: 21
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