RailPictures.Net Photo: 644 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) EMD E8(A) at Vaughn, New Mexico by Bill Marvel
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» Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) (more..)
» EMD E8(A) (more..)
» North of Vaughn 
» Vaughn, New Mexico, USA (more..)
» July 30, 1967
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» 644 (more..)
» SP Train #3 (more..)
» Bill Marvel (more..)
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The semaphore blade is just starting to drop as Southern Pacific Train 3, the Golden State, speeds south near Vaughn, New Mexico. Rock Island handed off command of the train for the remainder of its journey to Los Angeles some 90 miles ago, in Tucumcari, no doubt much to the relief of passengers who have had to endure Rock Island track conditions since Chicago. Sixteen-year-old E8A 644 is the second of this popular model on the Rock, which also purchased the EMD demonstrator. It will finish out its days in Chicago commuter service and go to scrap by 1980.
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