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  1. BuddyBurton

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    Either the crew wanted some fresh air or someone forgot to close the door all the way.

    It is train B39 northbound approaching Bellevue, IA.
    September 30, 2020


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    CP 7018 South rolling down the street in Bellevue, IA with loaded ethanol train 680-742.

    September 30, 2020


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  3. BuddyBurton

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    CSXT 5348 leading CP 475 approaching Bellevue, IA.

    September 30, 2020


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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    We're on a CP kick now? I can definitely play.

    I'm not in Canada, but I can see it from here. Portal, ND at the international border. CP train 197 is easing up to the inspection area.

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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Shot these at the EJ&E's Barrington Tower northwest of Chicago in May of 1976. It was an armstrong plant. The C&NW's Harvard Sub crossed here, one of three busy commuter lines emanating from Chicago. The tower is gone.

    My camera had no flash unit and I had no tripod, so the interior shots are dark. The last picture shows the timing clocks, a common fixture in towers so as to prevent an Operator from pulling down a signal that an advancing train had already passed. The interlocking machine would remain locked until the clock wound down, assuring that a train would have safely passed through the plant before route changes could be made. Note too the signal lock on the top of its case and the seals on the clocks, assuring that they could not be tampered with.

    1970s Mid Tower Barrington IL - for upload.jpg 1976-05 001 Tower Barrington IL - for upload.jpg 1976-05 003 Tower Barrington IL - for upload.jpg 1976-05 005 Tower Barrington IL - for upload.jpg
     
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  6. HemiAdda2d

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    CP train 499 winds through the serpentine curves east of Kenmare, ND, along the shores of Middle Des Lacs Lake:

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  7. Doug Gosha

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    Or they wanted to be reminded of the smell of Iowa farm fields.

    :D

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  8. BuddyBurton

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    True Dat.


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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    A stormy morning just east of Minot finds CP train 197 barreling west:

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  10. Hardcoaler

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    Two MILW shots. That's Rondout Tower where the MILW main between Chicago and Milwaukee crossed the EJ&E. It still stands, but is no longer manned. I can't recall where I saw the camp car, either Rondout or Bensenville. Sorry about the dust on the camp car photo. It's really bad on some negatives. I'll clean up these images when I have the time. I think I took these about 1976.

    1975 001 MILW Tower Rondout IL - for upload.jpg 1975 002 MILW Rondout IL - for upload.jpg
     
  11. Hardcoaler

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    Two from Bensenville, IL in 1976. That's an interesting signal in the top photo, with a PRR PL mounted below a tri-color signal. Bensenville was busy with interchange, so I'm guessing there was joint terminal trackage at this spot. The bottom picture shows what appears to be two Paducah geeps. I never knew the MILW had these.

    1970s Mid 005 Bensenville IL - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid 006 MILW Bensenville IL - for upload.jpg
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    Starting during 1969, they had a CRP in which they rebuilt a portion of their GP9 fleet into "GP20" units. Some foamers insist upon calling them a "GP9m", others spotting the rebuild added louvers under the cab insist they were from GP7's. (The MILW never owned a GP7.) During the process they received non-turbocharged 645 power plants. Although not actually a GP20, the RR even applied EMD plates to them. Some but not all units received the so-called 'ox yoke' style air filter. Officially they were classified as "GP20m".
     
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    SP 62894 Class O-50-13, built 1942..ex liquid sugar tank car, now used for water. Seen at Tehachapi. long ago
     
  14. Hardcoaler

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    Some random shots from 1976 that were taken around Bensenville, IL I think. Judging by the car up on blocks to the left of the MILW caboose, the neighborhood was not a good one. IHB 8861 is an SW-7 and the PC hack is a former PRR Class N5C. Love those portholes. (y)

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  15. Hardcoaler

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    A westbound C&NW "scoot" accelerates west from the station at Barrington, IL and crosses the EJ&E. About 1976.

    1970s Mid 011 EJE Barrington IL - for upload.jpg

    This would make a great property marker in my yard. :) Taken 1976, near Barrington Tower.

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  16. Randy Stahl

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    The Milwaukee didn't have Paducah geeps. They rebuilt a bunch of older GP-9s into 2000 hp engines. All this work was done in Wisconsin, not Kentucky.
     
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  17. BoxcabE50

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    West Milwaukee Shops.
     
  18. Hardcoaler

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    The BR&W's No. 60 readies to take a tourist train from Flemington, NJ to Ringoes. Nearby across the Delaware River is the NH&I, a freight and tourist hauler much like the BR&W. Their former RDG hack is shown. Both photos from July, 1976.

    1976 001 Flemington NJ - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid CABOOSE NHI New Hope PA - for upload.jpg
     
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  19. BoxcabE50

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    I am trying to recall what ever happened to the NH&I?
     
  20. HemiAdda2d

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    My grandfather worked for PC and Conrail, so seeing that PC caboose was cool!

    Here's a bit of Conrail.

    Years ago west of Youngstown, OH, switching a steel distributor:

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    Cheyenne, WY, 2004-2005:

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