A blue former Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad gondola car in transit. River Grove Illinois USA. Sunday, July 24th, 2011., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I spotted this unique blue former Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad gondola in transit, passing through the River Grove Metra commuter rail station.
During off peak commuting periods, night time and on weekends when there are fewer Metra commuter trains dispatched on line, the former Milwaukee Road west line owned by the Canadian Pacific Railroad, features many freight trains at any given time.
The Canadian Pacific Railroad, had acquired the former Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern , and the subsidiary Iowa, Chicago & Eastern through merger in 2009.