Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Eastbound Union Pacific Railroad freight train passing North Kilbourn Avenue. Chicago Illinois USA. April 2006.

An eastbound Union Pacific freight train is seen here quickly approaching North Kilbourn Avenue alongside West Kinzie Street. These diesels are still wearing the color scheme of their former owner -the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad -although the cab sides are patched with "Red" union pacific style numbers. These diesel locomotives are General Electric AC44CW Roadswitchers. These were the "Last" diesels ordered "New" for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad during the mid 1990's. Union Pacific "Merged" and Absorbed the former Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in 1998.

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