Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tuskegee Railroad # 101 running backwards. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois USA. October 1984 Members weekend.

I took this unique museum mainline photograph during the October 1984 members weekend at the Illinois Railway Museum. Tuskegee Railroad # 101 is seen returning at medium speed from it's out and back mainline trip. Tuskegee Railroad # 101 is a 2 -6 -2 Prairie type steam locomotive that was used in the State of Alabama, on the 8 mile Tuskegee Railroad. The coaches it is towing are 1920's era commuter coaches from the Chicago,Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad. These were used in "Pre Metra" days for commuter train service between Chicago Illinois and the city of Joliet until 1978.

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