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Chicago Commuting Before METRA
Several Chicago railroads, including Burlington, Chicago & Northwestern, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road and Rock Island, provided extensive service to and from the Chicago suburbs.
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Photo ID: 699694

This strange flat-faced machine was one of two unique AB6 diesels built by EMD in 1940 for the Rock Island. Basically modified E6 B-units with cabs, they were designed to run as trailing units on ... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD AB6
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: RI 750
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August 12, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 695062

BN commuter train passes under the classic searchlight signal bridge as it arrives at its Aurora destination.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Aurora, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9904
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 27, 1978


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By: Tom Binger

Added: Apr 24, 2019

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Photo ID: 687626

One of a parade of evening rush hour commuter trains.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Morton Grove, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 37C
Train ID: 2129
Photo Date: August 18, 1977


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By: Tom Binger

Added: Feb 15, 2019

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Photo ID: 687515

One of a parade of evening rush hour commuter trains.

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F40C
Location: Morton Grove, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 50
Train ID: 2133
Photo Date: August 18, 1977


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By: Tom Binger

Added: Feb 14, 2019

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Photo ID: 659923

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD F40C
Location: Glenview, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 53
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 24, 1977


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jun 03, 2018

Views: 1,707
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Photo ID: 659922

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: none
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 413
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 18, 1982


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jun 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 649308

The"VALPO DUMMY?"

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: PC 5959
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Feb 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 602993

BN 9905 brings a westbound scoot thru Brookfield, IL in October of 1990.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Brookfiled, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9905
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1990


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jan 14, 2017

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Photo ID: 599159

CNW 421 and an E8 are positioning commuter trains at the throat to CNW's Madison Street station for the afternoon rush hour. Dozens of trains will move in and out of this junction in the next coup... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 421
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Dec 12, 2016

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Photo ID: 598077

Milwaukee Road commuter trains pass each other during the morning commute at Chicago Union Station. The F40Cs were some of the first new generation diesel locomotives purchased with public funds t... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD F40C
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 41
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 05, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Dec 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 584285

BN Express........

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Berwyn, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BN 9912
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 583872

Eastbound Scoot at LaGrange Rd Station.

Railroad: Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: CB&Q CAB CAR 814
Location: LaGrange, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CB&Q 814
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1973


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 25, 2016

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Photo ID: 580063

This Milwaukee Road E unit is northbound and about to cross the C&NW diamonds at Mayfair Tower in 1976.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MILW37C
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 1976


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Jun 15, 2016

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Photo ID: 578688

A CNW "Scoot" commuter train rolls through Deval Tower which protects CNW and Soo Line's crossing on the northwest side of Chicago. This train is on the northwest line, coming into Des P... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Cab car
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 171
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jun 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 576068

Afternoon rush hour has begun on the CNW at Madison St. station in Chicago, and the "scoots" are on the move, arriving from nearby California Ave. yard and lining up to load afternoon co... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 515
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: May 10, 2016

Views: 5,316
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