RailPictures.Net Photo: PCCX 900 Peabody Coal Mine ALCo RS-27 at Shawneetown, Illinois by Pete Greischar
 
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Peabody Coal Mine (more..)
ALCo RS-27 (more..)
Unknown
Shawneetown, Illinois, USA (more..)
June 20, 1988
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PCCX 900 (more..)
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Pete Greischar (more..)
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ex-C&NW 900. Unit was traded into Alco and was a lease unit for them and then Precision National before being sold to Peabody. The semaphore is the approach signal for the former PCCX/B&O diamond. Peabody's line became landlocked after the ex-B&O line (last operated by Prairie Trunk Ry.) was torn up. The mine opened in 1969 and closed in 1993. The rails were later removed. It is a mystery (to me anyway) as to what became of the locomotives and hoppers.
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