There was still some operating steam on the NYC in late 1955 but a person had to go to the west end of the system to find it. One place was under the Eads Bridge in the era before Interstates. It ... (more)
A Pennsy transfer pounds the iron under the Eads Bridge.
John is celebrating eclipsing the 6,000,000 page view count for his photos at railpictures.net by uploading these rare color scenes of the last days of Chicago & Illinois Midland steam, seen in th... (more)
Steam in it's last days of operation recorded in September 1955 at the CIM yard. The bulk diesel fuel oil tanks had recently been erected nearby. Anscochrone original.
The time on the clock tower appears to be about 9:30 as we see daily activity at the CNW Lakefront terminal in Milwaukee. There would be a NRHS Convention special running out to Clyman later this ... (more)
John's first morning in Milwaukee, Sept. 3, 1955, with Bill Rosenberg to attend the NRHS Convention that year. They just got off an Electroliner in from Chicago, and take a few shots around the te... (more)
Here's your Two For Tuesday: Catching the departures at Dearborn in the afternoon in Chicago on September 3, 1955, Bill Rosenberg and I making our first stop on a trip to the NRHS Convention held ... (more)
Street running pre-rubber tire era on the south side of Chicago. Bustitution in Chicago was not far off in the future. The grainess is due to this photo being an Anscochrome original.
Upon stepping off the train at Union Station on my first trip to Chicago, Bill Rosenberg and I trekked up to the CNW terminal to catch the afternoon rush. I knew steam was still in service there.
An all matching Phase II consist is led by an E-60.
A freight led by a pair of E-44's passes the depot at North Elizabeth.
An eastbound Frisco freight heads for St Louis along the parallel Missouri Pacific near Eureka.
Frisco caboose 1260 trails behind SLSF 866 on an eastbound for St Louis along the parallel Missouri Pacific near Eureka.
A "Crandall Cab" CNW E9 is in charge of a Kenosha bound scoot at Clybourn, crossing an MILW branch. CNW 502 was originally an E9B purchased from the UP and shop forces fabricated the bo... (more)
An eastbound Milwaukee Road freight with a pair of leased Southern SD24's hugs the banks of the Mississippi River between Pleasant Valley and Le Claire. The SD24's eventually received Precision N... (more)