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Photos by Chris Lastovich
This is a collection of modern day photos that Chris has taken at various locations on the railroad, including some shots of the Ronald McDonald passenger special that ran in 2005.

Subject: SD38-2 #663 & #660 Lead the Ronald McDonald Passenger Special
Location: Waukegan, IL
Date: 5/28/2005

Notes: The Ronald McDonald passenger special ran on the EJ&E from Waukegan to Gary, with a short stop in Joliet. The power is seen here being tacked onto the front of the train at Waukegan. Amtrak power was #66.


Subject: SD38-2 #663 & #660 Lead the Ronald McDonald Passenger Special
Location: Rondout, IL
Date: 5/28/2005

Notes: The special heads railroad East through Rondout on the Western Sub.


Subject: SD38-2 #663 & #660 Lead the Ronald McDonald Passenger Special
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 5/28/2005

Notes: The special passes the 1.0 J mile mark on the Eastern Sub, just outside Joliet.


Subject: SD38-2 #663 & #660 Lead the Ronald McDonald Passenger Special
Location: Pine Jct. - Gary, IN
Date: 5/28/2005

Notes: The J crew brings the passenger special through Pine to drop off for interchange.


Subject: SD38-2 #663 & #660 Drop the Ronald McDonald Passenger Special
Location: Pine Jct. - Gary, IN
Date: 5/28/2005

Notes: #663 and #660 come back through Pine light after dropping off the special for interchange.


Subject: Metra Test Train Eastbound on the EJ&E
Location: West Chicago, IL
Date: 8/12/2006

Notes: Metra ran a test train over the EJ&E Western Sub as part of the planning process for the proposed Star Line. The trip was videotaped both ways to document the RoW. Notice the cardboard in the conductor's window acting as a glare shield for the camera.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #665
Location: UP West Chicago Yard, IL
Date: 8/12/2006

Notes: #665 is spotted tied down in UP's West Chicago Yard with a string of cars. The Prairie Bike Path bridge crosses in the distance.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #658 Leads the Line Train
Location: Matteson, IL
Date: 5/21/2006

Notes: The Line Train (N3) crew continues railroad West towards Joliet after making a drop at the CN in Matteson.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #658 Leads the Line Train
Location: Matteson, IL
Date: 5/21/2006

Notes: Three J SDs drag the Line Train (N3) Westbound through Matteson on the way to Joliet.


Subject: EMD SD38-3 #669 Leads KSW1
Location: Matteson, IL
Date: 5/20/2006

Notes: The crew on Kirk Switcher 31 (KSW1) moves out after dropping cars for the CN at Matteson.


Subject: EMD SD38-3 #657 Leads the State Line Coal Loads
Location: Matteson, IL
Date: 2/25/2006

Notes: #657, #663 and #671 pass the old depot at Matteson eastbound, on the way to the State Line generator.


Subject: EMD SD38-3 #659
Location: West Chicago, IL
Date: 4/4/2004

Notes: #659 and #665 head railroad West with a train past JB Tower.


Subject: SD38-3 #656 Leads Empty Coal Train
Location: Normantown Siding - Aurora, IL
Date: 7/31/2004

Notes: #656 and #670 head railroad West to BNSF Eola to interchange coal empties.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #665 Leads the Line Train
Location: Dyer, IN
Date: 10/28/2007

Notes: Four SD38-2s pull the daily Line Train (N3) westbound on the way to Joliet.


Subject: EMD SW1200 #322
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 10/2/2007

Notes: #322 and a second SW1200 work a set of cars at the South end of the yard. A second set of switchers can been seen in the background.


Subject: EMD SD38-3 #656 Leads the Line Train
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: 8/11/2007

Notes: With SD38 #654 as second unit, the crew gets the Line Train (N3) moving out of Kirk for its daily trip to Joliet. The West Gate tower is in the background.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #662 Leads the Long West Train
Location: West Chicago, IL
Date: 5/12/2007

Notes: Two units pull the Long West (#21) train railroad East back to Joliet.


Subject: EMD SD38-3 #661 & #666
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 4/1/2007

Notes: Two units bring a small cut of cars from the Western Sub main into East Joliet Yard. Bridge 198 can be seen in the background.


Subject: Ex Lake Terminal NW2 #450 and Slug T-2
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: Still wearing their old Lake Terminal Ry. paint, #450 and T-2 work the West end of the yard at Joliet.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #672 Leads the KSW1
Location: Hartsdale, IN
Date: 1/20/2007

Notes: The Kirk Switcher 31 (KSW1) crew has just finished working Griffith and are now on their way to the next stop at Chicago Heights.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #658 Leads Light Power
Location: East Chicago, IN
Date: 10/28/2007

Notes: #658 and two more SDs run light back to Gary after dropping the coal loads at the State Line plant on the Lakefront Line.


Subject: SD38-3 #660 Leads the Long West Train
Location: West Chicago, IL
Date: 4/9/2005

Notes: A late running Long West (#21) heads railroad East on the way back to Joliet.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #658 & #674 Light
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 4/3/2005

Notes: #658 and #674 return to Joliet light after taking an empty State Line coal train down to BNSF at Eola.


Subject: Ex Lake Terminal Railway SW1001 #446
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: 3/6/2005

Notes: #446 idles in the yard at Kirk, still wearing the green and yellow scheme from it last USS operator, Lake Terminal Railway.


Subject: Ex DM&IR SDM #814
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: 3/6/2005

Notes: Still wearing the old DM&IR maroon paint, #814 works the yard at Gary.


Subject: EMD SD38-3 #656 Leads Train
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 3/6/2005

Notes: The second unit is #659 as the train enters East Joliet Yard from the Western Sub. Bridge 198 can bee seen in the background.


Subject: EMD SD38-3 #663 Passes West Chicago Tower
Location: West Chicago, IL
Date: 11/7/2004

Notes: The power crosses the UP diamonds railroad Eastbound on their way back to Joliet, after interchanging a string of coal cars to UP.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #675 Drop Coal Empties to UP
Location: West Chicago, IL
Date: 8/2/2004

Notes: #675 and #663 pass through Plant 'B' at West Chicago while dropping coal empties to UP.


Subject: Kirk Yard Engine Service Pit
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: 6/?/2003

Notes: A wide selection of power sits at the EJ&E service area in Gary.



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