The very first SD type locomotive, built in May 1951 as General Motors Electro-Motive Division's prototype Demonstrator #990. The 1518 is viewed here in yard 2 at IRM.
IRM's "dash 8" sits on station track 1 for the night during diesel weekend .
The Union Pacific Railroad provided two locomotives for display during the Illinois Railway Museums diesel weekend. Here the UP 1996, the SP heritage locomotive is displayed on the west wye.
The Union Pacific Railroad provided two locomotives for display during the Illinois Railway Museums diesel weekend. Here the UP 1988, the MKT heritage locomotive is sitting on the west wye.
The "Silver Pilot" and the "Nebraska Zephyr" complete a switching move during a thunder storm.
The 92 displayed in yard two, a couple of years before funding was donated to make it a running locomotive again.
Night operations are underway for "showcase weekend" at IRM. Here the 9911-A and the Nebraska Zephyr are poised on station track two as a set of North Shore cars pass on the mainline.
The control stand of the GBW 2407, built in May of 1960 as the Santa Fe 841. This unit is operational at IRM.
An interior cab view of the 1953 built GP7 at IRM.
The control stand of the BN U30C at IRM.
Union Pacific GTEL turbine X-18 basks in evening sun on a display track at the Illinois Railway Museum.
M&E 18 rests at IRM while waiting for more movement upon new arrival.
CRIP 4506 holds at East Union depot at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Illinois Railway Museum's Chicago, Aurora & Elgin interurbans roll past the East Union depot and CB&Q 9911A. These cars, built by the Hicks Car Works, celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2018.
Four restored units are posed on the west end of the East Union Depot. From left to right, BN 5383 (U30C), C&NW 411 (F7A), CB&Q 504 (SD24) and CRI&P 4506 (GP7R).