Thursday, March 31, 2011
I spotted this wonderful Milwaukee Road photograph today, at My Link page Fallen Flags.Org to the right of Your computer screen.
For many years, the former Milwaukee Road utilized their classic 1950's era EMD First Generation passenger service E and F Series streamlined cab unit diesel locomotives on Chicago area commuter trains.
This photo was taken on July 19th, 1978 in Fox Lake Illinois. I believe that 1978 was proboubly the last year that Milwaukee Road had used these aging locomotives on Chicago area commuter trains. Soon brand new EMD model F-40PH locomotives wearing Chicago's RTA color scheme would be taking over.
Milwaukee Road locomotive # 33C shown here, is an EMD model E-9 locomotive used on pre and some post 1971 Amtrak passenger trains. This locomotive ended it's service career pulling Chicago area commuter trains.
Now for the good news! Locomotive # 33 C, is preserved today at The Illinois Railway Museum in the town of Union Illinois. www.irm.org