Darn nice paint job when it was clean and pretty. I wish I had caught it so but I had to settle for the remains of the day.
The first real road switcher looking pretty.
An Alco FA & B set is east bound with 97 cars in 1951. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.
GMO 103A heads up Amtrak's State House passenger train at Joliet, IL in May 1974. The venerable E7 was among the oldest of hand me down locos put into service on Amtrak at the May 1971 start up. H... (more)
I was too young to be with my Dad on this one. Three GM&O SD40s lead an extra through Joliet, Illinois circa 1971/1972. R. T. Steinbrenner Photo.
The sun is setting quickly as GM&O F3(A) arrives at Joliet, Illinois with the "Plug" commuter train in December 1974. I was with my Dad on this day taking photos with an Instamatic, but... (more)
The "Plug" Juliet-Chicago commuter was popular with railfans in the 1970s because it regularly ran with former GM&O F3s.
My father really lucked out on this one, getting former GM&O F... (more)
Illinois Central Gulf F3A 883-A, still in full Gulf Mobile & Ohio paint (as the merger is only a few months old), is seen here with GM&O E7A 101 (the former Alton 101). GM&O 883-A was built in Ju... (more)
A red-and-white GP38 greets the dawn in Tuscaloosa, with more GM&O GP38s visible in the background. That freshly-painted orange shed near the turntable breaks the spell, though. This is ICG terr... (more)
After dropping a transfer at S&NA Yard (L&N & SCL), the crew heads engine-light back to the former GM&O West End Yard. The sun is setting old Alcos like 1108, but they have hung on in the EMD-hea... (more)
Headed back to West End after delivering a cut to SCL/L&N.
GM&O 883-A leads GM&O #17 out of Chicago with 3 cars.
Spring rains have flooded the open-air inspection pit, so the pumping begins.
ICG has been a fact of life for a couple of years, which is more time than these Alcos have left.
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio F3A 807B, Burlington Northern F7A 634 in former Great Northern Big Sky Blue colors, GM&O F3A 805A and GM&O SD40 905 at ICG Homewood yard. Photo from my collection, no photograp... (more)