Sunning itself in Illinois Central Gulf's yard in Mobile, Alabama, on February 27th, 1983, is RS-1 1053, still painted in predecessor Gulf Mobile & Ohio colors. This engine, built by Alco in May ... (more)
GM&O's commuter run from Chicago to Joliet was known as the Plug, and was a fixture at Joliet in the early evening for many years.
GM&O GP35 601 rests at Champaign on a late summer day.
GM&O's F-unit fleet hung on relatively intact for several years after the ICG merger. Here rare F7A 811B, one of only 2 on the railroad, waits with F3's for another call south.
A drive along the old GM&O main near Springfield yielded this meet with no less than 8 F-units on the point of the north and south long locals.
Even back in late 1977 any EMD F3 was a catch. This tired veteran waits out the Thanksgiving holiday.
Least we not forget the fallen flags!!!
Up from a local quarry, the "ballast" train was making a regular delivery to the Rock Island.