In 1982 the struggling Milwaukee Road still displayed an impressive collection of motive power at their Bensenville engine terminal on the northwest side of Chicago. In three years the bankrupt ra... (more)
272 arrives at Bensenville, behind a pair of SD40-2's.
Quadruple 8 awaits its next call to duty, while G28's power (trio of SOO GP38-2's and a CP SD40-2) head back to the diesel facility.
182 passes Tower B17, nearing the entrance to the Bensenville Yard.
Another Milwaukee Road painted "Bandit" heads back into the yard to pick up its train.
SOO 6038 and CP 6241 bring the 182 train through Bensenville Yard, with a GY12 crew onboard.
CP #4437 leads a short local into the CP yard at Bensenville.
Under clear blue skies, I couldn't have asked for a better lash-up.
CP 4437 passes Tower B17, on its way out of town.
G35 departs Bensenville Yard, behind a pair of former SOO GP38-2's and a CN SD75I. They are headed to Spaulding, for interchange with the CN (former EJ&E).
CP 636 slowly rolls up on Irving Park Road with the good stuff, a trio of IC&E SD40-2's.
ex-SP 9096 (SD45)
A quick stop along Green St. rewarded us with a pair of Soo Line geeps, one a red and white and the other being a "Bandit."
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