MY FAVORITE PROTO PHOTOS


 

 

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SOO LINE 1003 CROSSING THE ROCK RIVER

HE STOPPED AT THE FOOT OF THE BRIDGE AND

 GAVE US A LITTLE SHOW STARTING UP

 

 

7/18/2009 

Southern Pacific 4449

from Illinois side of Sabula bridge








HOW COOL











About 20 MPH












Smokin










Chadwcik Il.









 

I'VE BEEN LUCKY TO CATCH A 

FEW STEAM ENGINES

HERE IS THE MILWAUKEE ROAD 

261 IN GALESBURG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



I CHASED THE 3985

 FROM ROCHELLE TO WEST CHICAGO 

AND GOT THIS PHOTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

  THIS WAS AMTRACK WESTBOUND ON THE SANTA FE AT HODGKINS

IT WAS ALMOST DARK AND SNOWING I GOT LUCKY TAKING THIS SHOT

 

 









FRANKLIN PARK

ABOUT 1 BLOCK FROM WHERE I GREW UP

JUST WEST OF RUBY STREET

 

 

 

 

 GRAND TRUNK  UNIT SWITCHING

 IN FREEPORT IL 

ANOTHER COLD SNOWIE DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  THIS IS AT 

GRAND TRUNK TOWER

 SITTING AT THE SIGNAL

 WAITING TO GET INTO 

BLUE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

I WENT UP TO THE TOWER 

THIS DAY AND

 TOOK THIS SHOOT

 

 

 

 

P GP40-2 AT THE WEST END OF

 BENNSENVILLE ROUNDHOUSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE IHB CROSSES THE

CANAL AT 

C&A TOWER

  

 

 

 

 

 ROOF TOP SHOTS AT

 MCCOOK IL

MCCOOK WAS A FAVORITE 

SPOT FOR  ME AND 

SEVERAL FRIENDS

 

 

 

 



WEST BOUND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


991 GETTING CLOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 THIS WEST BOUND IS

  AT LAWNDALE AV
  
 JUST OUTSIDE CHICAGO 
 

HE WAS WAITING FOR THE

 IHB TO CLEAR THE DIAMOND 

AT MCCOOK

   I JUST CAME FROM

CORWITH AND

I WATCHED THEM MOVING A 

BUSINESS CAR AROUND AND AS 

THE 8739 STARTED MOVING

 I WAS WONDERING 

IF THE CAR WOULD 

BE ON THE REAR END


AS I SAW THE REAR OF

 THE TRAIN

 APPROACH WITH THE 

BUSINESS CAR 

 I HEARD A HORN AND

 REALIZED A EAST

 BOUND WAS COMING

WHAT LUCK TO CATCH 

THESE TOGETHER

LAWNDALE AV WAS A

 FAVORITE PLACE

 TO CATCH THEM ON THE MOVE

 

HERES ANOTHER WESTBOUND. CHECK OUT THE SEARS TOWER UNDER THE WIRES
IT SNOWED THE NIGHT BEFORE AND IT WAS A VERY COLD DAY

THE SNOW WAS STILL STUCK ON THE SIDES OF THE HIGH VOLTAGE WIRES

THE SUN WAS LOW AND THE 5118 CAME BARRELING THRU WITH THE 199

 

 

 

 

 

HOULAHANS CURVE

EDELSTIEN HILL JUST WEST OF

CHILICOTHE IL

 

  

 

 

 

 

 


THIS WAS BEHIND

 SANTA FE SPEEDWAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 HE WAS GOING AT A

 GOOD CLIP

I DONT KNOW HOW I GOT THIS SECOND SHOT OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A LITTLE WEST OF THE SPEEDWAY