On an overcast Autum Saturday afternoon in late October of 1989, I rode this "Last Run" excursion from Chicago to Harvard Illinois. The last 3 remaining early 1950's vintage EMD E-8 passenger diesels from the Chicago & North Western Railroad, were operated on a "Last Run" retirement excursion. The trip was sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the NRHS
(National Railroad Historical Society) -RTA -Metra -and the Chicago & North Western Railroad. It was a fitting farewell.