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Photo ID: 746767

NIRC 1, the oldest operating locomotive in revenue service pulls a single electric bi-level by the soon-to-be unmanned BI Tower. The tower itself is rumored to be closing soon, and may be torn dow... (more)

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Wheel Job
Photo Date: August 29, 2020


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By: Mack

Added: Aug 31, 2020

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Photo ID: 742267

NIRC 1, the oldest operating locomotive in revenue service, does its duties of taking Metra Electric cars to and from Blue Island. Soon enough, NIRC 1 will not hold that title for long. With the 2... (more)

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Wheel Job
Photo Date: June 20, 2020


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By: Mack

Added: Jul 14, 2020

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Photo ID: 726604

NIRC 1, the oldest unit on Metra’s roster, sits with a couple bi-levels at Burr Oak Yard in Blue Island, IL.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 23, 2020


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By: Sam Foster

Added: Feb 23, 2020

Views: 1,688
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Photo ID: 710236

NIRC SW1 1, Metra 425 and NIRC 3 head light eastbound through New Lenox.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: New Lenox, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Light Power
Photo Date: September 11, 2019


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Sep 18, 2019

Views: 1,499
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Photo ID: 696809

The oldest operating diesel outside of a museum in the country, NIRC SW1 1, leads the wheel job through Blue Island. It is pulling a string of retired former IC highliners.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Wheel Job
Photo Date: May 07, 2019


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: May 11, 2019

Views: 1,975
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 644774

NIRC 1 leads a power move east past the New Lenox depot. This classic Rock Island depot may soon be demolished.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: New Lenox, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Light Power
Photo Date: January 09, 2018


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Jan 16, 2018

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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 561165

Metra's NIRC SW1 1 tows a new Metra F59PH west through the West Pullman neighborhood

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Light Power
Photo Date: November 01, 2015


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Jan 06, 2016

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Photo ID: 553111

NIRC SW1 1, the oldest operating diesel in revenue service outside of a museum in the country, heads light past the Blue Island electric depot.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Light Power
Photo Date: November 01, 2015


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Nov 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 539612

The "Wheel Job" brings a few bilevels down the main. Veteran NIRC 1 would then shove back to make a drop off. Built as the IC 9016 in December 1938, she's still earning her keep!

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Wheel Job
Photo Date: July 22, 2015


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Jul 23, 2015

Views: 3,893
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Photo ID: 471232

After picking up a bad ordered bilevel in Joliet, the NIRC 1 and 4 head for the 47th Street Shops in Chicago, passing Hickory Creek in Mokena. The little NIRC 1 began life as the IC 9016, back in ... (more)

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Mokena, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 24, 2014


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Feb 24, 2014

Views: 5,071
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Photo ID: 118475

According to the engineer this is the oldest locomotive in Chicagoland, buit in the year 1939.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Wheel Job
Photo Date: September 03, 2005


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By: Chris Lastovich

Added: Sep 09, 2005

Views: 2,691
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Photo ID: 109912

metra shuttle train at windsor Park Sta.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 19, 2005


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By: Keith Pokorny

Added: Jun 19, 2005

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Photo ID: 109911

diesel shuttle train due to station construction on metras south chicago line

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 19, 2005


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By: Keith Pokorny

Added: Jun 19, 2005

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Photo ID: 103138

Due to the snow storm the other day, this switch job wen.t on duty at noon today instead of 1900 the previous day

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 23, 2005


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By: Kevin The Krazy 1

Added: Apr 24, 2005

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Photo ID: 96103

NIRC 1 brings a ICG painted Metra electric car from the KYD Yard to Blue Island for wheel work. Note that this SW1 does not have couplers it has special stubs to connect with the electric cars.

Railroad: Metra
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NIRC 1
Train ID: NIRC 1
Photo Date: January 23, 2005


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By: Matt Lastovich

Added: Mar 02, 2005

Views: 3,606
Comments: 3

Favorited: 0
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