Railroads, Chicago-style
Rock Island E-8 at La Salle St station 1975 by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.Rock Island Quad Cities Rocket at La Salle St Station 
April 1975
Photo by Mark L Lanuza

Rock Island E-8 at La Salle St station 1975 by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.

Rock Island Quad Cities Rocket at La Salle St Station

April 1975

Photo by Mark L Lanuza

Silver Elegance at Eola by SPZahn on Flickr.
Caption: “Thirty-five minutes out of Chicago, the Burlington’s Denver Zephyr slams through Eola at 79 mph on April 15, 1971. It’s business as usual today for the pair of E7s leading the train. However, two weeks after this photo was taken, Amtrak took over all passenger train operations. The Zephyr survived, but the E7s were sidelined and scrapped. Sadly, none of these silver ladies was saved.” Eola, Illinois April 15, 1971 Photo by Steve Zahn

Silver Elegance at Eola by SPZahn on Flickr.

Caption: “Thirty-five minutes out of Chicago, the Burlington’s Denver Zephyr slams through Eola at 79 mph on April 15, 1971. It’s business as usual today for the pair of E7s leading the train. However, two weeks after this photo was taken, Amtrak took over all passenger train operations. The Zephyr survived, but the E7s were sidelined and scrapped. Sadly, none of these silver ladies was saved.”

Eola, Illinois

April 15, 1971

Photo by Steve Zahn

Chessie Safety Express by joemcmillan118 on Flickr.Caption: “On June 21, 1981, C&O 4-8-4 614 leads the Chessie Safety Express out of Barr Yard in Riverdale, Illinois (Chicago). The train is en route to Hartford, Michigan, and will return in the evening. Chicago’s Twentieth Century RR Club sponsored the trip.”
Photo by Joe McMillan

Chessie Safety Express by joemcmillan118 on Flickr.

Caption: “On June 21, 1981, C&O 4-8-4 614 leads the Chessie Safety Express out of Barr Yard in Riverdale, Illinois (Chicago). The train is en route to Hartford, Michigan, and will return in the evening. Chicago’s Twentieth Century RR Club sponsored the trip.”

Photo by Joe McMillan

McMillan-GM&O Plug by joemcmillan118 on Flickr.
Caption: “GM&O Joliet-Chicago commuter train #16 approaches 21st Street and the Chicago River bridge as it nears its Union Station destination, August 15, 1974.”
Chicago
August 15, 1974
Photo by Joe McMillan

McMillan-GM&O Plug by joemcmillan118 on Flickr.

Caption: “GM&O Joliet-Chicago commuter train #16 approaches 21st Street and the Chicago River bridge as it nears its Union Station destination, August 15, 1974.”

Chicago

August 15, 1974

Photo by Joe McMillan

CABOOSE by rrradioman on Flickr.August 1983
Photo by Gary Sturm

CABOOSE by rrradioman on Flickr.

August 1983

Photo by Gary Sturm

GTW 77909 Wooden Caboose
Blue Island, Illinois
June 24, 1975
Photo by Bill Johnson

GTW 77909 Wooden Caboose

Blue Island, Illinois

June 24, 1975

Photo by Bill Johnson

19720600 11 Amtrak Chicago Union Station by davidwilson1949 on Flickr.Amtrak train with locomotive inherited from Santa Fe at Chicago Union Station
June 1972
Photo by David Wilson

19720600 11 Amtrak Chicago Union Station by davidwilson1949 on Flickr.

Amtrak train with locomotive inherited from Santa Fe at Chicago Union Station

June 1972

Photo by David Wilson

Southern GP40X 7000
EMD Open House
McCook, Illinois
June 10, 1978
Photo by Bill Johnson

Southern GP40X 7000

EMD Open House

McCook, Illinois

June 10, 1978

Photo by Bill Johnson

Remember the Rock! by steve55126 on Flickr.
Rock Island train departs La Salle Street Station.
Chicago
March 24, 1978

Remember the Rock! by steve55126 on Flickr.

Rock Island train departs La Salle Street Station.

Chicago

March 24, 1978

Milwaukee Road locomotive near Chicago Union Station, with the Chicago River in the background.
June 1975
Photo by David Hawkins

Milwaukee Road locomotive near Chicago Union Station, with the Chicago River in the background.

June 1975

Photo by David Hawkins