Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Historic photo! Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad 0-8-0 steam locomotive switcher # 170 at work in west suburban La Grange Illinois USA. 1937.
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This photo was taken in west suburban La Grange Illinois, during the year of 1937.
Eight wheeled 0-8-0 switcher type steam locomotives had rarely left freight yards and terminals during the steam era, but some railroads like the Norfolk & Western and apparently the Indiana Harbor Belt...used these locomotives on switching locals and light road assignments.
This one appears to at work on a switching local assignment picking up and setting out freight cars on factory and various industrial spur sidings.