"In the Hole" (in siding) for a passenger train. The South Shore called them The 800s, not Little Joes. What the South Shore and the Milwaukee Road did not take of these GE beauties went ... (more)
At 88' 10" in length the monstrous freight motor is holding the siding just east of Goff Junction, on the east side of Gary, almost thirty six years ago. A morning interurban commuter train w... (more)
One of the last remaining "Little Joes" sits near the CSX mainline in Northeast, PA. What kind of tower is in the foreground and where would it have been used?
Freight motor 802 is seen here working a cut of cars at the Goff Junction crossover on the east side of Gary, just shy of thirty five years ago. The 88 foot 10 inch electric behemoth could acceler... (more)
Resting in a yard.
Freight motor 802 is working a cut of cars adjacent the unique "S" style dwarf signal.
Even though LSRHS is close for the winter Little Joe's light shines bright. Built down the road at GE plant in Eire. One of only three known to exist from original 20 built. Retired 1983.
Little Joe standing tall on a cold March afternoon. Built down the road at GE plant in Eire. One of only three known to exist from original 20 built. Retired 1983.
On a siding in the morning sun, just east of Goff Junction around 9am.
The 88 foot 10 inch electric freight motor is seen here adjacent the yard limit sign.
Switching out cars around 9am at the Elgin Joliet & Eastern "City Track" connection on the east side near the community of Aetna.
Switching out cars at the Elgin Joliet & Eastern interchange connection.
On a siding near the community of Aetna.
These huge 800 class freight motors could accelerate quite rapidly, even though they were almost 89 feet in length.