The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Lives in 2008! ( Sort of.) Chicago Illinois. Friday, October 31st, 2008., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photo back in late October of 2008.
Last minute preparations are being performed, on Central Illinois Railroad EMD SW 1200 # 1206, at the railroad's locomotive storage yard on West 18th Street in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
The Central Illinois Railroad, was having a special one day open house event for local railfan photographers. The occasion was the official debut of locomotive # 1206, wearing a new 1950's era heritage paint scheme, honoring the pre 1970 predecessor railroad Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, that had served this very industrial branchline back then.