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11/22/2017
 
 
 
 
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Frisco 1630 In Action at Illinois Railway Museum (Union, Illinois)
Title:  Frisco 1630 In Action at Illinois Railway Museum (Union, Illinois)
Description:  Steam 2-10-0 (Decapod) one of the Locomotives built for the Tsar of Russa, but never shipped. This engine was sold to Eagle Picher by the Frisco along with Frisco 1615, 1621, 1631 and 1632. The crew of the Engine consisted of Engineer, Fireman and Head End Brakeman. Because the cab was small, the Engineer sat on the right side, Fireman on the Left, but the Head End Brakeman sat in the Doghouse. The Doghouse is the structure on the tender.
Photo Date:  8/2/2015  Upload Date: 8/3/2015 6:16:09 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SLSF 1630(2-10-0)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
CPRR 63 Leviathan as built by Kloke Locomotive Works. Construction completed from original plans in 2009.
Title:  CPRR 63 Leviathan as built by Kloke Locomotive Works. Construction completed from original plans in 2009.
Description:  Purchased by the Central Pacific Railroad (1/2 of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad) in 1868 from Schenectady Locomotive Works; the Leviathan was one of four Locomotives delivered to the CPRR. The four were #60 Jupiter, #61 Storm, #62 Whirlwind and #63 Leviathan. In 2009, David Kloke, owner of Kloke Locomotive Works, LLC., and his crew completed the present day #63 Leviathan. The original Leviathan was a wood burner and had Link and Pin couplers. This replica is an oil burner with knuckle coupler rear, link and pin front. Tender holds about 2,000 gal of water.
Photo Date:  8/14/2011  Upload Date: 5/30/2012 11:51:46 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CPRR 63(4-4-0) BN 5383(U30C)
Views:  1587   Comments: 0
METX 147 (F40PH-2)
Title:  METX 147 (F40PH-2)
Description:  Saturday, Dec 1st 2007 action. Metra 147 with all stops train #646 is running Inbound Harvard to Chicago, but is over 1 hour late. Scheduled for 2:44PM, this train arrived Des Plaines at 3:50PM. Des Plaines station is immediately to the right, and the Choo-Choo restaurant sign "Hamburgers on Wheels" (one block North) is visible above the coupler of Metra 147.
Photo Date:  12/1/2007  Upload Date: 12/7/2007 12:09:02 AM
Location:  Des Plaines, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Winter,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  METX 147(F40PH)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
Deval Tower and CN/Metra (ex-SOO) UP/Metra (ex-CNW) Crossing
Title:  Deval Tower and CN/Metra (ex-SOO) UP/Metra (ex-CNW) Crossing
Description:  Deval Tower has not been used for Interlocking Control since a fire in 2004 destroyed the interlocking equipment on the 1st floor. Track on the right is the single track CN (ex-SOO) while the tripple track is UP (ex-CNW) Northwest Line. Chicago is to the right. Deval sets in a Triangle formed on 2 sides by the tracks in the picture and the UP (ex-CNW) Freight Proviso Yd. to Milwaukee Line crossing from Left to Right behind the tower. The Crossing of the CN and UP Freight line straight ahead in this picture is the on a bridge over Rt. 14 (Northwest Hwy).
Photo Date:  6/16/2007  Upload Date: 6/17/2007 1:22:43 PM
Location:  Des Plaines, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  242   Comments: 0
UP Deval (Des Plaines, IL) Maintenance Facilities
Title:  UP Deval (Des Plaines, IL) Maintenance Facilities
Description:  Night Shot of the UP Maintenance Facilities at Des Plaines. Deval Tower is just out of the picture to the left. Across the bottom of the picture, are the triple tracks of UP/METRA former CNW Northwest Line. To the Right is Des Plaines & Chicago. Pictures of Deval Tower are also in this Album. It's after 10PM and that's one Bright Light.
Photo Date:  6/16/2007  Upload Date: 6/17/2007 12:10:35 PM
Location:  Des Plaines, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Night
Locomotives: 
Views:  131   Comments: 0
CSX 2216 (Road Slug) ex-B&O GP30
Title:  CSX 2216 (Road Slug) ex-B&O GP30
Description:  CSX 2216 is a road Sulg in the Yard at Winchester Kentucky. She is paired with GP40-2 CSX 6417.
Photo Date:  6/1/2005  Upload Date: 5/30/2007 7:06:02 PM
Location:  Winchester, KY
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CSX 2216(Road Slug)
Views:  401   Comments: 0
Crystal Lake, IL CNW (Metra) Station 05/2006
Title:  Crystal Lake, IL CNW (Metra) Station 05/2006
Description:  As of 2006 Remodel completed 01/2006 During the 50's & 60's I remember a sign at the far end (East Side) of the Station which read "Crystal Lake A Good Place To Live". At one time, trains from Elgin & Lake Geneva stopped here via a now removed wye track from the left of this picture. Left hand running Continues with Chicago to the left and Harvard/Janesville to the right of this view.
Photo Date:  5/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/24/2006 4:16:51 AM
Location:  Crystal Lake, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  234   Comments: 0
Marker Lamp at Illinois Railway Museum
Title:  Marker Lamp at Illinois Railway Museum
Description:  In Service and used this day on the rear platform of the car Pullman Observation "INGLEHOME" at IRM
Photo Date:  9/17/2006  Upload Date: 10/31/2006 11:56:00 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives: 
Views:  129   Comments: 0
UP/CNW Deval Tower
Title:  UP/CNW Deval Tower
Description:  A Fire in 2004 ended interlocking functions at Deval, but Welfare facilities are still open for the Maintenance Crew at Des Plaines. Des Plaines station (and Chicago) is to the right, Seeger Junction and Cumberland station to the left. Distant signal head at lower right edge of the picture is the CN (ex-SOO) signal for the Freight UP (ex-CNW) line from Proviso Yd to Milwaukee.
Photo Date:  4/20/2006  Upload Date: 10/25/2006 2:18:03 PM
Location:  Des Plaines, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  593   Comments: 0
A&M Winslow Arkansas North Tunnel Portal
Title:  A&M Winslow Arkansas North Tunnel Portal
Description:  This is the highest elevation rail tunnel between the Apalichians and the Rockies ex-Frisco now A&M Railroad trackage
Photo Date:  9/23/1990  Upload Date: 10/27/2006 12:37:40 PM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Scenic,Tunnel
Locomotives: 
Views:  181   Comments: 0
AM 18 AM 14 AM 12 (All T6s) & AM 44 (C420)
Title:  AM 18 AM 14 AM 12 (All T6s) & AM 44 (C420)
Description:  3 Arkansas & Missouri T6's make set-outs & pick-ups for Ft Smith at Copp Switch (North End of Van Buren Arkansas) While C420's wait to go North. AM runs on ex-Frisco (BN) trackage between Monett MO and Ft Smith AR.
Photo Date:  12/12/1998  Upload Date: 5/31/2007 11:01:51 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 18(T6) AM 14(T6) AM 12(T6) AM 44(C420)
Views:  763   Comments: 2
AM 14 (Alco T6)
Title:  AM 14 (Alco T6)
Description:  Arkansas & Missouri Runs on ex-Frisco Track. These Switchers are used between Van Buren & Fort Smith Arkansas at The Southern End of their Trackage.
Photo Date:  12/10/1996  Upload Date: 5/28/2007 4:56:49 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 14(T6)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
ES&NA 201 (2-6-0 Oil Burner) Head On
Title:  ES&NA 201 (2-6-0 Oil Burner) Head On
Description:  Oil Burning 201 Comming off the Last Leg of the Wye at the end of the line. Burns Fuel Oil which comes from local Jiffy Lube.
Photo Date:  5/30/1995  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 5:47:06 PM
Location:  Eureka Springs, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Bridge,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  ESNA 201(2-6-0)
Views:  656   Comments: 2
ITC 1605 (GP7 From Long Hood)
Title:  ITC 1605 (GP7 From Long Hood)
Description:  Restored Illinois Terminal Company GP7 now at Illinois Railway Museum. One of the most colorful paint Schemes.
Photo Date:  5/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/24/2006 5:10:35 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ITC 1605(GP7)
Views:  533   Comments: 1
GBW 2407 (Alco RSD15)
Title:  GBW 2407 (Alco RSD15)
Description:  Green Bay & Western RSD15 on Display at the Illinois Railway Museum (IRM) at Union Illinois.
Photo Date:  5/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/30/2007 9:32:53 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GBW 2407(RSD15)
Views:  427   Comments: 0
Steam in 2004 at IRM
Title:  Steam in 2004 at IRM
Description:  Russian Decapod (2-10-0) Action. Shot made From Cab of BN-3
Photo Date:  7/24/2004  Upload Date: 5/17/2007 11:35:00 AM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SLSF 1630(2-10-0)
Views:  937   Comments: 0
Chicago Surface Lines (CSL 3142)
Title:  Chicago Surface Lines (CSL 3142)
Description:  CSL became part of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Location of trolly pole indicates this car is going away from the camera. "Enter at Front" is another clue.
Photo Date:  5/31/2004  Upload Date: 11/3/2006 11:55:59 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  RollingStock,Transit,Passenger
Locomotives:  CSL 3142(Trolley)
Views:  382   Comments: 0
GSM 777 GP7R (ex-CNW GP7)
Title:  GSM 777 GP7R (ex-CNW GP7)
Description:  Blt. as CNW 1597 in July 1952. Reblt July 1981 by CNW & Renumbered to 4282 and classified as a GP7R. Sold to OmniTRAX Oct 1994.
Photo Date:  10/21/2002  Upload Date: 5/23/2007 2:22:10 PM
Location:  Dillsboro, NC
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  GSMR 777(GP9)
Views:  497   Comments: 0
UP 3071 (SD40-2) ex-CNW
Title:  UP 3071 (SD40-2) ex-CNW
Description:  UP 3071 is ex-CNW 6906 Blt in Jan 1975. UP Modifications include removing nose gong and classification lights. Train is heading West on the UP/CNW West Line at Geneva Illinois. End of the train is comming off the Fox River Bridge.
Photo Date:  3/6/2005  Upload Date: 5/30/2007 7:07:25 PM
Location:  Geneva, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 3071(SD40-2)
Views:  161   Comments: 1
METX 127 (F40PH)
Title:  METX 127 (F40PH)
Description:  Outbound Chicago Metra is on the UP/CNW Northwest Line slowing for a station stop at Des Plaines, IL. This trackage is still owned by UP, but seldom sees anything other than Chicago Metra trains. About a mile to the right is Deval Crossing and the Old CNW Coach Yards.
Photo Date:  2/13/2007  Upload Date: 5/30/2007 12:38:43 PM
Location:  Des Plaines, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Winter,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  METX 127(F40PH)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
AM 44 (ALCO C420)
Title:  AM 44 (ALCO C420)
Description:  Location by Timetable is Cobb Switch MP 408 ex-Frisco track just North of Van Buren. The Brass bell above the Cab Windows is an AM Trademark. Built in June 1965 as Seaboard Air Line 112, became Seaboard Coast Line 1214, Louisville and Nashville 1353 and finaly Arkansas and Missouri 44.
Photo Date:  1/1/1995  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 3:28:21 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  AM 44(C420)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
CNW 411 (Restored F7A)
Title:  CNW 411 (Restored F7A)
Description:  Restored F7A at IRM. Blt as Freight CNW 4082C 11/49. Repainted, regeared and Renumbered Passenger CNW 411 1971 (2nd unit to use this number). Sold to RTA (now Metra) 1977. Renumbered and repainted to METX 305. Restored by IRM Aug 2006.
Photo Date:  9/17/2006  Upload Date: 10/15/2006 3:15:34 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CNW 411(F7A)
Views:  865   Comments: 1


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