Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad battery -electric steeplecab locomotive working on a freight train near the Great Lakes Naval Training Station around North Chicago Illinois. Photographed on April 20th 1962., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
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The greater Chicagoland area, many years ago featured electric powered interurban railroads that hauled both freight and passenger service trains.
The Chicago, North Shore And Milwaukee el3ectric railroad hauled both. This North Shore Line local freight being pulled by a steeple cab electric locomotive, was photographed near the Great Lakes Naval Training Base in North Chicago Illinois.