PRR GG1 meets ATSF FT
Chicago Railroad Fair
August 4, 1949
Collection of Lew Schneider
Note: The Pennsylvania Railroad’s electric lines went only as far west as the Philadelphia area, so GG1 electric locomotives were not used in actual passenger service in the Chicago area. This visit was for the Chicago Railroad Fair.
Union Pacific City of Los Angeles approaching Chicago Union Station near Canal Street. The North Branch of the Chicago River is to the right.
Photos by Tom Bedwell
Chicago & North Western 4-2-0 “Pioneer”.
Caption: “Built by Baldwin in 1837, it was purchased by the Galena & Chicago Union Railway (G&CU) which was the direct predecessor of the C&NW. It pulled its first westbound train out of Chicago in 1848 after being transported from NY by schooner. The photo is believed to be dated circa 1875.”
Collection of Marty Ross
Chicago Rapid Transit Wilson upper yard
Caption: “Known as the ‘world’s largest switcher’, one of the South Shore Line’s three 2-D-D-2s is seen switching cars at Burnham Yard after a Chicago snowfall.”
January 30, 1976
Photo by Tom Golden (Sam Beck collection)
&O 1409 heads the Capitol Limited at Forest Hill tower during a thunderstorm on July 14, 1963.”
Photo by Bill Raia
North Shore Line train on the Chicago L.
Date and photographer unknown.
Can anyone identify where this is in the Loop?
Baltimore & Ohio passenger train.
Photo by Walter Renke (Bill Raia collection)
B&O westbound (geographically northbound) caboose hop behind GP30, GP35 (6942-Reading 3655) crosses the GM&O, while meeting a southbound Milwaukee Road transfer behind H16-44 (404).”