This is a rare behind the scenes photograph that I had taken, on a "Last Run" railfan excursion. This picture shows the locomotive cab and controls of an early 1950's vintage EMD E-8
passenger service diesel locomotive.
This charter trip operated between Chicago and Harvard Illinois, on the former Chicago & North Western Railroad's "Northwest Line".
These locomotives originally pulled long distance "Pre Amtrak" passenger trains on the Chicago & North Western Railroad, and ended their service lives hauling Chicago area commuter trains. This cab unit passenger locomotive was photographed at the end of the line in Harvard Illinois.