Thursday, November 30, 2006

Union Pacific Railroad coach yard switcher. Chicago Illinois USA. October 2006.

I took this phot looking southwest, from the Metra Western Avenue station. This station is located on Chicago's near northside at western Avenue and Hubbard Street. The locomotive seen here, is a late 1970's vintage EMD GP-15T. This locomotive was being used for spotting commuter coaches at the former Chicago & North Western Railroad coach yard. Notice the U.P.Y markings and red diagonal striping on the end of the locomotive. The Union Pacific Railroad does this to designate locomotives used for Yard and-terminal switching operations.

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