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Chicago Rails

Postby Sventton » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:52 am

Totally off TT topic, but I was in Chicago this weekend so I took a hike to the classic trainspotting site at Roosevelt Drive. Not what it was in the 1960's or even 70's, but here is part of the Amtrak facilities viewed South, several heritage dome cars there also, one painted for B&O..... locked in place B&O CT bascule bridge in background and the St. Charles Air Line bridge.
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Re: Chicago Rails

Postby Bernd » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:09 am

Amtrack engine 593 caught my eye. It looks like a CF7. A bit of research shows that it's been rebuilt into a MPI MP14B. Here's more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPI_MP14B

Here's what it looked like in 1989: http://www.hebners.net/Amtrak/amtCF7/amt593.jpg

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