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This page is made up of various railroad photographs that are not included on the other pages including Union Pacific, Grand Trunk, Museums and much more.

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Three trolleys pass by at the Illinois Railway Museum in this 70's shot: Milwaukee electric, Illinois Terminal and Chicago Surface Lines.

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Milwaukee Electric 972 at the Illinois Railway Museum - 1972.

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A favorite in the 1970's was the Shay steam engine seen here with some former Rock Island commuter coaches at the Illinois Railway Museum.

Two former Santa Fe Pleasure Domes on the same August, 1980 day: one still active on the Coast Starlight leaving Los Angeles(insert), the other a few miles away waiting its fate  and all ready vandalized at 7th Ave.Yards.

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The dome observation car for the Wabash Blue Bird in this 1955 view.  This car would later become Amtrak 9310, one of the last of its kind to run in active service.  Dearborn Station, Chicago

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The 1956 Circus train with Burlington 4960 at Waukesha, Wisconsin.  It was the last year the 4960 would have the honors.

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It's 1968 and Chicago is about to suffer the Convention.  Nevertheless, the old Illinois Central electrics are still running and add a classic pose at the 12th St. station.

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A pose as old as railroading: the engineer waits for the "highball" to get going.  In this case the engine is a classic GG1 at New Haven, Connecticut in this April, 1972 scene.

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A westbound Toledo, Peoria and Eastern waits to cross the main Illinois Central tracks at Gilman, Illinois in this April, 1969 scene.  
An eastbound Grand Trunk transfer freight at McCook, Illinois in 1972 crossing the Santa Fe main line.  

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A westbound Grand Trunk at Griffith, Indiana approaching what was a very complex interlocking of five separate lines crossing.  It's February, 1971.

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A few minutes later the eastbound "Maple Leaf" came roaring through led by two GP-9's.  Grand Trunk normally ran these units long hood first for safety purposes.  The train had but two and a half months left before Amtrak. 

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Three Union Pacific GP30's (the middle is a "B" unit) rest in the warm Los Angeles sun at the UP yards in this August, 1980 shot.

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The cars of the "California Service" get their obligatory wash at Denver in this April, 1970 scene.  A month or so ago it was the "California Zephyr". There was still a little bit of a touch of class left by the BN on this unknown train. 

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Two Illinois Central E-7's pull a northbound Carbondale to Chicago train in for a stop at the Gilman station.  This was still a high speed line for such trains as the "Panama Limited" and "City of New Orleans" in April, 1969.
The Westbound GM&O "Alton Limited" is ready to continue its journey to St. Louis in this April, 1971 shot at Joliet, Illinois.  Amtrak was weeks away.

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A Canadian Pacific (Soo Line) freight edges its way below Dayton's Bluff in St. Paul along the Mississippi river.

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The Eastbound Golden Spike Centennial train led by former Nickle Plate Berkshire 759 approaching Cayuga,  Indiana on a warm May, 1969 day. 

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