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Date: 01/06/14 06:40
mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: valmont

1. GP7 #439 ... looking pretty darn fresh

2. RS2m # 453 @ Chicago? in case you're wondering the wording scrawled on the side of the short hood reads "Scab Schmidt" ... an 'endearing' reference to a co-worker perhaps? Does it provide a hint as to the date of photo, a RR strike perhaps?

3. RS3 #497 @ Chicago

no other info



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Date: 01/06/14 06:59
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: ATSF3751

Photo 3 looks like "the little engine that could..."



Date: 01/06/14 07:08
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: santafe199

Man... I can smell the paint on the 439!

Lance



Date: 01/06/14 07:34
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: PERichardson

439 Monty Powell shot, about 1958 if I recall. Can't remember the location and I no longer have the slide.



Date: 01/06/14 07:37
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: refarkas

Thanks for posting these. Image three is a surprise. For whatever reason, an RS3 with such a long string of TOFC is amazing. Image one is the cleanest Rock Island Geep in that paint scheme that I have seen. As for image two, normally that would have been the most interesting.
Bob



Date: 01/06/14 07:56
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: SCKP187

Great all 3. The yellow nose end probably dictates a particular time frame. The Rock way--1 unit and lots of cars to pull, but the RS will most likely get it there, just at a slower speed. Thanks for showing these.
Brian Stevens



Date: 01/06/14 08:03
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: The_Chief_Way

I suspect the 497 is pulling on a transfer move or drilling some where
in the CHI - Blue Island terminal area
Not a road train



Date: 01/06/14 08:09
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: zr190

My guess is the 453 is at the Rocket House.
Before they changed the agreements, the pigs were hauled
via a tranfer job from 12th Street (Chgo pig yard) to
Blue Island where they were built into road trains.
zr190



Date: 01/06/14 11:38
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: bnsfsd70

Great stuff!

Thanks for posting these,
- Jeff Carlson



Date: 01/06/14 12:21
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: NebraskaZephyr

zr190 Wrote:
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> Before they changed the agreements, the pigs were
> hauled via a tranfer job from 12th Street (Chgo pig yard)
> to Blue Island where they were built into road trains.
> zr190

BTW, the shot of 497 with the pigs is adjacent to the Rocket House, the same exact location as the ex-UP E units on Train #7 a few weeks ago:

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,3260870

Also, the Monty Powell shot of the 439 is very likely at Peoria. Monty lived in the Peoria area and worked for the TP&W. There appears to have been a time in the late 50s/early 60s when the RI's Peoria enginehouse did some painting work. Whether that was overflow work from 47th St. (Rocket House) and Silvis or just an overachieving foreman I have no idea.

NZ

Edited three times because I couldn't remember all the corrections at once....



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Date: 01/06/14 15:40
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: Bob3985

In photo #2 the 453 appears to be sitting outside the 47th Street Rocket house in Chicago.
Photo #3 looks like a transfer of Piggy backs southbound passing the Rocket house, with a cut from the 12th street piggyback yard perhaps.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 01/06/14 16:02
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: SP8595

Almost the exact same shot of #3 but taken just a second earlier is on page #53 of Rock Island Color Pictorial-Volume #3, written by Louis A. Marre. The picture in the book is credited to Ken Crist. Caption states photo was taken in June of 1970.



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Date: 01/06/14 16:07
Re: mFile: 3 for Maroon Monday
Author: valmont

SP8595 Wrote:
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> Almost the exact same shot of #3 but taken just a
> second earlier is on page #53 of Rock Island Color
> Pictorial-Volume #3, written by Louis A. Marre.
> The picture in the book is credited to Ken Crist.
> Caption states photo was taken in June of 1970.


I have Lou's Rock book, will take a look at it later this evening, thanks

ooops, wrong, I have a Rock book Lou did published by RailfaX



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