Thursday, August 24, 2006

Santa Fe Maintenance equipment at Mc.Cook Illinois USA. October 1983.

I took this photograph in October of 1983, in Mc.Cook Illinois. This location is near the crosstrack junction with the Indianna Harbor Belt Railroad. The bridge in the background is U.S Route # 171 also known as "First Avenue".
Two modified postwar 40 Foot boxcars and an old Railway Post Office car are part of a M.O.W or Maintenance of way outfit for traveling around the system and doing lineside repairs or maintenance. The interiors are fitted up with bunk beds -a kitchen -and basic ammenities, sort of like a "Camper" on rails for traveling railroad maintenance crews.

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