Friday, June 26, 2009
A Burlington Northern EMD yard switcher performing terminal operations. Galesburg Illinois USA. June 1985.
On Saturday June 8th 1985, I travelled aboard a 20th Century Railroad Club of Chicago fantrip excursion to the Galesburg Illinois "Railroad Days" celebration. I took this photo after detraining our chartered fantrip special in Galesburg Illinois. An EMD first generation SW series yard switcher from the Burlington Northern Railroad, has just coupled on to our chartered Amtrak train, and will soon take it to the nearby yard and maintenance facility. This locomotive will also assist in the turning around operation that will point the train east in the direction of Chicago for the return trip that evening.
The lead late 1970's era Amtrak F-40 PH locomotive, wore special decals up front that read "Galesburg Zephyr". It was a fun excursion to the Galesburg Railroad days.