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Date: 04/15/19 06:04
Monday Memory - GM&O 100A
Author: refarkas

It is 8:41 A.M., and GM&O 100A and MILW 34B lead an Amtrak train stopped in Joliet, Illinois on October 15, 1972.
Bob



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/19 06:06 by refarkas.




Date: 04/15/19 07:28
Re: Monday Memory - GM&O 100A
Author: bnsfsd70

Love it!

- Jeff Carlson



Date: 04/15/19 07:33
Re: Monday Memory - GM&O 100A
Author: CNW8531

I love it, too!  Great image!



Date: 04/15/19 07:51
Re: Monday Memory - GM&O 100A
Author: elueck

100A was an E-8M, rebuilt from what was originally B&O EA #52.  The locomotive was transferred to the Alton to haul the Abraham Lincoln, and renumbered 50.  After the Alton's E-7s arrived after the way, the locomotive was used as a trailing unit, but was sent to EMD for "rebuilding" into a 2000 HP E-8 to match up with the rest of the then GM&O E-7 roster.  Growing up, it was my favorite of all of the GM&O E units, but was almost always used as a trailing unit, usually behind E-7 #100 (which itself was bought as a lead unit for the old EA unit).



Date: 04/15/19 19:52
Re: Monday Memory - GM&O 100A
Author: oyw

Neat pic, St Louis bound?



Date: 04/15/19 20:17
Re: Monday Memory - GM&O 100A
Author: krm152

Super sharp!  Love everything about it.
Thanks for this awesome post.
ALLEN



Date: 04/16/19 04:10
Re: Monday Memory - GM&O 100A
Author: Englewood

oyw Wrote:
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> Neat pic, St Louis bound?
Yes. GM&O trains crossed over to the ATSF tracks within the Joliet interlocking to use the platform tracks.



Date: 04/16/19 16:45
Re: Monday Memory - GM&O 100A
Author: Hiawatha101

This is Amtrak's Prairie State which ran Milwaukee to St. Louis through Chicago Union Station. This train, and its counterpart the Abraham Lincoln, brought GM&O power
to Milwaukee and Milwaukee Road power to St. Louis. These trains ran for 2 years from November 1971 to November 1973, when they were replaced by Turboliners.


Gordon Bjoraker
Hiawatha101



Date: 04/16/19 17:37
Re: Monday Memory - GM&O 100A
Author: mundo

Late November of 1971,  three of us enjoyed lunch in a UP Coffee Shop car  between Milwaukee and Chicago.  A real treat.
Course we rode Chicago to Milwaukee on the Empire Builder when we spotted one of the GN 1290 large window observation cars.

Oh those early days of Amtrak did have its hi points.

 



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