The last slant nose cab unit in regular service is ready to take its train to Chicago.
Not only was 630 the only Shovelnose on the Rock Island painted with a golden nose, it was (and still is) the last operational E6 in the country. Just as several of The Rock's Early Cowl units ha... (more)
I had missed the "Christine" but I did get to ride behind this one-of-a-kind. I not just sure why they were not on a platform track. This may have been a deadhead move to storage for the night.
E6 #630 is headed to the yard after delivering the evening commuter run. The Rock Island main -- rough!
The distinctive slant of the E6 is on display as the Rock's last E6 takes a break from commuter service for the weekend.
Working commuter service RI 630 arrives in Joliet.
RI 630, with its unique gold painted nose, basks in the sun at Joliet's Union Station.