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Date: 12/01/19 14:42
The "Plug" in July 1978 (GM&O)
Author: EL833

Long after Amtrak had pretty much homoginized everything out of Union Station in Chicago, there was still a nice variety on the commuter side of things. Between the BN, N&W, and Conrail there was a fair amount of interesting trains, but my personal favorite was always the "Plug", the former Gulf,Mobil &Ohio Joliet train. Shown here about 2 minutes into it's journey in July of 1978, it was a nice taste of what the GM&O looked like in pre Amtrak times.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH




Date: 12/01/19 15:45
Re: The "Plug" in July 1978 (GM&O)
Author: krm152

Very nice photo with Chicago skyline in the background.
The end was near, however for this operation.
During 1979 ICG Paducah had rebuilt GM&O #883A into MBTA #1153.
Thanks for the photo posting.
ALLEN



Date: 12/01/19 18:44
Re: The "Plug" in July 1978 (GM&O)
Author: Bob3985

Thanks for posting your photo of the Plug. OI remember that train so much during my youth and after returning back home after college.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 12/02/19 06:14
Re: The "Plug" in July 1978 (GM&O)
Author: gcm

Great shot of the "Plug".
I always enjoyed seeing this train - even got to ride it one time.
Gary



Date: 12/02/19 08:43
Re: The "Plug" in July 1978 (GM&O)
Author: EL833

gcm Wrote:
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> Great shot of the "Plug".
> I always enjoyed seeing this train - even got to
> ride it one time.
> Gary

Something I wish I could have done. To catch this required a day off work and a near 7 hour drive, so the photo got the nod before a ride. Should have taken an extra day off work lol.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



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