A pair of Rock Island RS3s thunk across the diamond at Pullman Junction on the South Side of Chicago with a transfer run back in 1969. This was a great place for train-watching for this East Coast... (more)
Pullman Junction on Chicago's South Side was where the Belt Railway of Chicago, Rock Island, and Norfolk & Western all connected. This was a unique interlocking where crossing gates were used to ... (more)
As the sun comes up on a summer morning, the Baltimore & Ohio's flagship Capitol Limited is on the last lap of its overnight journey from Washington as it passes the operator's cabin at Pullman Ju... (more)
Note safety bars on this end.
Formerly a Rock Island boxcar, this LaSalle and Bureau county wooden transfer caboose is seen passing the distinct water tower at Pullman Junction on Chicago's south side. Tom Golden photo.
Four Rock Island U-Boats are headed toward the diamonds as a N&W mixed freight heads the opposite way. Tom Golden photo.
A Rock Island local led by a C415 and a wooden transfer caboose works its way through the interlockings at 95th Street on the city's South Side. Tom Golden photo.
Tom Golden photo.
First trick operator Donald Nielsen of the C&WI hands up orders to the head end of an eastbound mixed freight. James Lennon photo. Barry Lennon collection.
EMD's F units had a nose that the gods themselves must have designed.
A small steam locomotive sits at the old NP depot in Pullman, WA and an FP9 on lease to the W&I sits nearby for this weekends train show. This might be a once-in-a-life time opportunity for this p... (more)
Visual evidence of a non-merger...
L&N units, MOP caboose--visual evidence of the division of the C&EI between the L&N & MP