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Date: 06/11/24 03:45
Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: refarkas

Rock Island 658 heads through a light fog east of Joliet, Illinois near New Lenox on August 18, 1973.
Bob



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/24 06:19 by refarkas.




Date: 06/11/24 04:18
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: gcm

Great shot at the signals !
I heard that the Rock Island used some E units on freights on the weekends ?
Gary



Date: 06/11/24 05:01
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: zr190

Nice shot,but I believe this is East of Joliet almost to New Lenox. 
That is I-80 overhead.
RI used E units on (mostly) pig trains most of the time (not just weekends).
zr190



Date: 06/11/24 05:09
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: train1275

Nice, always cool to see ROCK E units on freight.



Date: 06/11/24 05:26
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: Englewood

zr190 Wrote:
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> Nice shot,but I believe this is East of Joliet
> almost to New Lenox. 
> That is I-80 overhead.
> RI used E units on (mostly) pig trains most of the
> time (not just weekends).
> zr190

Correct, the CTC crossovers at MP 35.5.
Eastbound, getting ready to climb the hill to Mokena.
Perhaps No. 56 headed for 12th St.

Great picture, thanks for posting



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/24 05:28 by Englewood.



Date: 06/11/24 05:57
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: 3rdswitch

Excellent.
JB



Date: 06/11/24 06:19
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: refarkas

Thanks for correcting the location.
Bob



Date: 06/11/24 09:22
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: MacBeau

Nice one. Always liked the look of E's pulling trailers.
—Mac



Date: 06/11/24 09:41
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: Gonut1

Looking like it should be making lots of money!
I've actually been there while travelling on I-80. My son and I stopped and had a meal directly across the street from that photo location. I recall the signal tower. That was in 2018 and was surprised to see a Metra train flash past.
Gonut
 



Date: 06/11/24 10:18
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: zr190

Englewood Wrote:
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> zr190 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Nice shot,but I believe this is East of Joliet
> > almost to New Lenox. 
> > That is I-80 overhead.
> > RI used E units on (mostly) pig trains most of
> the
> > time (not just weekends).
> > zr190
>
> Correct, the CTC crossovers at MP 35.5.
> Eastbound, getting ready to climb the hill to
> Mokena.
> Perhaps No. 56 headed for 12th St.
>
> Great picture, thanks for posting

Yeah,  I was having a "senior moment" and could not come up with the mile post!!
zr190



Date: 06/11/24 10:59
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: Railfan4Christ

A road I never saw, thanks for sharing!

Tom



Date: 06/11/24 11:02
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: Ritzville

Very enjoyable shot!!

Larry



Date: 06/11/24 17:07
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: GN599

Yeah they should have been making lots of money. Sadly under the 658 and friends we see a right of way that is greatly hindering their capabilities.



Date: 06/13/24 06:06
Re: Fifty or More Years Ago - Rock Island 658
Author: Englewood

GN599 Wrote:
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> Yeah they should have been making lots of money.
> Sadly under the 658 and friends we see a right of
> way that is greatly hindering their capabilities.

Big stockholders thought they were going to make lots of money
selling it off to UP.  Didn't want to cut into their profits by spending
money on ties when UP could do it.

 



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