Sunday, June 19, 2011
One of My all time favorite railroads that served the city of Chicago, was the Grand Trunk Western Railroad.
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One of the most commin types of steam locomotives used by the GTW during the steam era, was the classic U.S.R.A 2-8-2 Mikado type steam locomotive. These locomotives were primarilly used for pulling freight trains, but the GTW as well as the Nickle Plate Road used these locomotives occasionally in passenger train service.
Photographer Dennis Schmidt photographed this image at Battle Creek Michigan in July of 1950. The Grand Trunk Western was one of the last North American railroads to use steam locomotives in daily operation until 1961. The GTW also preserved several of their steam locomotives,