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Date: 06/11/24 06:15
Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   being in the right place at the right time can be everything. During a summer '76 cross country trip, I was specifically looking for Bi Centennial units and while checking out the south end of ICG's Markum Yard, what do I see leaving but ICG's only BiCentennial unit 1776 leading one of each of the merged roads previous schemes as well as a trio of brand new EMD Sonora Baja California steam generator equipped GP40-2's. Should have went to the local liquor store and bought a lottery ticket. Did they have lottery tickets back then?
JB




Date: 06/11/24 06:22
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: pt199

Wow, what a catch.



Date: 06/11/24 06:25
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: hotrail

PLUS that GM&O GP30 is a really neat catch as well.
At least to a California native who never got to see the like in person.  Thanks for posting!
 



Date: 06/11/24 07:01
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: AndyBrown

Excellent catch, wouldn't mind seeing a going away view...

Andy



Date: 06/11/24 07:06
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: texchief1

Great shot and lashup, JB!

texchief1



Date: 06/11/24 07:55
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: callen77

What a wild group of engines! Neat catch!



Date: 06/11/24 07:59
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: perklocal

Wow ! You already won the Lottery !



Date: 06/11/24 08:10
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: rbenko

Pretty wacky!!  Thanks for sharing!



Date: 06/11/24 09:06
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: refarkas

Wonderful!
Bob



Date: 06/11/24 09:10
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: MacBeau

Talk about a one time catch, wow.
—Mac



Date: 06/11/24 10:33
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: jgilmore

Pretty amazing, and the Illinois lottery started 50 years ago this year!

JG



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/24 17:19 by jgilmore.



Date: 06/11/24 17:13
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: GN599

Wowee! I bet the 512 being second out was no coincidence. Good to see the GM&O flying that day too!



Date: 06/11/24 20:56
Re: Toss back Tuesday, ICG . . .
Author: oyw

Classic 3rdswitch!



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