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Date: 01/13/20 13:37
Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: RRTom

Chicago July 6, 1983
1 - BN E's behind the locomotive shop south of Union Station
2 - BN commuter backing into the station, looking south toward Harrison St. Tower before this area was built over.  Little did I know that I would be working here in about 10 years rebuilding all of this track.
3 - Amtrak heading into the station, Harrison St. Tower in the background.  I think this was the end of it's run as I don't recall seeing it coming over from the yard.  They did not waste the passengers' time backing in the LD trains in 1983.
 



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Date: 01/13/20 13:44
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: RRTom

4 - Moving to the north side of CUS, some MILW commuter trains with F40Cs in North West Suburban Mass Transit District paint.  #41 shown here.
5 - F40C #44
6 - F40C #41



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Date: 01/13/20 13:54
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: RRTom

7 - North side of CUS: Gallery car lettered for the Milwaukee Road
8 - Now at North Western Station...RTA F40s dominate the evening rush.  By this time, most ex-C&NW gallery cars have been repainted to RTA colors, but there are still a few trains with solid C&NW painted cars.  Love the signals.
9 - RTA F40s








Date: 01/13/20 14:08
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: RRTom

Note the different fonts in the engine numbers:
10 - RTA 519
11 - RTA 511
12 - Afternoon rush hour trains waiting to depart
 








Date: 01/13/20 14:18
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: RRTom

13 - RTA F40 #158
14 - RTA F40 #153
15 - C&NW advertisement on outside wall of North Western Station








Date: 01/13/20 14:24
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: RRTom

Last two at North Western Station:
16 - C&NW cab car backing into the station.
17 - C&NW bi-level coach.






Date: 01/13/20 21:14
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: krm152

You certainly got good coverage of commuter trains at the depots.
ALLEN



Date: 01/14/20 08:14
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: ghemr

 Great photos once again! I especially like the way you captured E8 #519....



Date: 01/14/20 08:41
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: RRTom

Thanks.  Do you know if #511 is an F7 or an E-unit?
 



Date: 01/14/20 11:00
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: ghemr

RRTom Wrote:
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> Thanks.  Do you know if #511 is an F7 or an
> E-unit?
>  

It's an E9 still running as UP 949.



Date: 01/14/20 13:35
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: kevink

Nice collection of photos from the early years of the RTA.



Date: 01/15/20 08:57
Re: Chicago trip July 1983 pt. 2- Union & North Western Stations
Author: MILW16

What became of the Milwaukee Road bi-levels?

Nice series of photos - thanks for posting them and the others.



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