Date: September 1955 Road #: CWI 260   (2 photos)
Location: Chicago, IL more... Builder/Model:  RS-1 more...  

An outbound commuter train has departed Dearborn station and crosses the PRR at 21st St. before turning south and parallel to the PRR as far as 63rd St.


By: John S. Horvath on 7/7/2016
The locomotive is an Alco RS-1. I believe that the C&WI only had RS-1's. Also, this may be the Saturday-only outbound train that operated for those who had to work a half-day on Saturday. The Monday-Friday train was typically assigned all five ex-Erie Stillwell coaches in that timeframe. In any event, the car on the headpin (#39) is a real oddity, reportedly a former Chicago & Alton parlor car rebuilt to a coach by the C&WI.

By: Tom on 7/6/2016
That RS-1 had a Macintosh and Seymour 539 in-line 6. Built 2/50 #77849

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