Huge 88' 10" South Shore Line freight motor 803 is seen working on the west side of Gary in October of 1979.
From another fine IRM production, The 803 has a freight train on her coupler while the CSS 34 leads a two car interurban on the station lead.
Nicknamed "The World's Largest Switch Engine" amongst local railfans, one of the South Shore's three 800-series motors is seen shuffling cars at Burnham Yard. Tom Golden photo.
South Shore freight motor 803 is working at the EJ&E City Track interchange connection on the east side of Gary in 1980.
General Electric freight motor 803 is working on the west side of Gary near Clark road in 1979. The 40' boxcar is a C&NW.
It was nice to see the "Little Joe" out and about for Showcase Weekend this year! #803 is in charge of the photo freight as it makes its way east.
South Shore "Little Joe" 803 heads light westbound along the IRM mainline, making a rare appearance in operation for Showcase Weekend.
This is one of the GE motors were ordered by Russia but not delivered. Three went to the South Shore and the remainder was divided between the Milwaukee Road and the Paulina Railroad in Brazil.
Two units that are rarely seen in the snow any more... A switching move allows the Ingersoll Rand 91, (boxcab) and the 803 to be captured in low winter sun.
Two vintage pieces of equipment meet at the Illinois Railway Museum.
The South Shore 803 makes a run-by light on the IRM mainline in front of the depot.
Over Labor Day Weekend, the Illinois Railway Museum held a two night photo sessions raising almost $3,000. South Shore 803 was the main attraction the first night with the DD40 taking the cake on ... (more)
CSS "Little Joe" 803 and CB&Q 9911-A were two of the heavy hitters at the Illinois Railway Museum's 60th Anniversary Extravaganza. At the depot, they pose for a photo.