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Illinois Passenger Trains Before Amtrak
To the North, South, East and West, the Land of Lincoln offered plenty of colorful passenger trains.
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Photo ID: 808189

THE SEMINOLE arrives in Effingham on a cold morning behind a GofG E8 and two IC E9A units. It is crossing the Pennsylvania Railroad's Panhandle Line here and the Pennsy's position light signals ca... (more)

Railroad: Central of Georgia
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Effingham, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CG 811
Train ID: IC 10
Photo Date: December 14, 1966


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Jul 22, 2022

People's Choice 4

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Photo ID: 788506

Crossing the IC diamond at Pana, Illinois, is NYC's Southwestern Ltd with E8A 4041 and one passenger car in November 1965. The New York, NY to St. Louis, Mo Southwestern Limited was one of New Yo... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Pana, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 4041
Train ID: Southwestern Ltd.
Photo Date: November, 1965


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Nov 27, 2021

Views: 5,961
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Photo ID: 788337

Chicago & Eastern Illinois FP7A 1605, F3B 1502 and F3A 1407 are moments away from a late afternoon departure from Dearborn Station with the combine Georgian/Humming Bird in October 1967. Photo fr... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railway (C&EI)
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CEI 1605
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Nov 25, 2021

Views: 4,981
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Photo ID: 787428

Steam equipped Wabash GP9 485 and Wabash E7A 1002 leads the Chicago to St. Louis N&W "Banner Blue" at Decatur, Illinois in November, 1965. From my collection, no photographer's name li... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Wabash 485
Train ID: Banner Blue
Photo Date: November, 1965


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Nov 14, 2021

Views: 5,688
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Photo ID: 785329

Chicago & Eastern Illinois E9A 1102, F3B 935B and E7A 1101 are moments away from a late afternoon departure from Dearborn Station with the combined Georgian/Humming Bird in October 1967. The C&EI ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railway (C&EI)
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CEI 1102
Train ID: C&EI 98
Photo Date: October, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 22, 2021

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Photo ID: 783302

Wabash E-8 1004 leading the Chicago to St. Louis "Banner Blue" leaving the Decatur Station for the remaining one hundred and thirteen mile trip to St. Louis on February 21, 1958. Photo... (more)

Railroad: Wabash
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: WAB 1007
Train ID: Banner Blue
Photo Date: February 21, 1956


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 29, 2021

People's Choice 4

Views: 9,551
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Photo ID: 783115

NYC GP7's 5764 and 5795 leads train 406 to Chicago at Kankakee, Illinois on February 28, 1958. Rated at 1500hp each and having a heavy train it was hard for the Geeps to maintain track speed. Man... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Kankakee, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 5764
Train ID: NYC 406
Photo Date: February 28, 1958


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 27, 2021

Views: 6,908
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Photo ID: 780346

In October 1965, steam equipped Wabash Geep 486 and N&W 3494 (ex-Wabash 494) leads the Chicago-St. Louis Banner Blue at Granite City, Illinois. Photo from my collection, the photographer Al Hol... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Granite City, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: WAB 486
Train ID: Banner Blue
Photo Date: October, 1965


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Aug 25, 2021

Views: 4,969
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Photo ID: 776870

Wabash E8 #1006 slowly accelerates out of Chicago's Dearborn Station with train 121 the Blue Bird for its run to St. Louis in November 1959. Photo by Al Holtz, from my slide collection.

Railroad: Wabash
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: WAB 1006
Train ID: Wabash Blue Bird
Photo Date: November, 1959


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jul 16, 2021

Views: 6,536
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Photo ID: 762568

Illinois Central E8 4028 leads an A-B-A set on a passenger train departing Central Station in Chicago, Illinois in the 1960s. R. T. Steinbrenner Photo

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 4028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Feb 08, 2021

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Photo ID: 691118

Governor 's Special departs Central Station for Springfield.

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 9201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1971


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Mar 18, 2019

Views: 8,081
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Photo ID: 648138

Santa Fe #1 the San Francisco Chief is about to arrive at Joliet Union Station.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5935
Train ID: 1
Photo Date: February, 1971


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Feb 13, 2018

Views: 7,384
Comments: 4

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 618031

Most probably the Golden State. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Ottawa, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 643
Train ID: See Remarks
Photo Date: July, 1963


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: May 27, 2017

Views: 6,630
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Photo ID: 615982

Northbound Panama Limited Parlor Car 3351 with New Orleans wrought iron interior. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: An EMD E-unit
Location: Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: See Remarks
Photo Date: May, 1964


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: May 08, 2017

Views: 6,260
Comments: 3

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 600244

Train 2, The San Francisco. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Streator, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 302
Train ID: ATSF 2
Photo Date: July, 1963


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Dec 22, 2016

Views: 5,466
Comments: 1

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