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10/16/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Ralph Bonanno
Dates:9/5/2011 - 9/30/2011
Album Info:A visit to the IRM in Union, IL in early Sept, 2011
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This electric locomotive, # 1565, dates back to 1910. She will be pulling the 3 cabooses behind here on a series of excursions this day
Title:  This electric locomotive, # 1565, dates back to 1910. She will be pulling the 3 cabooses behind here on a series of excursions this day
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:20:32 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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This 1923 Brill car, built for the Chicago Surface Lines, was running excursions around the grounds this day
Title:  This 1923 Brill car, built for the Chicago Surface Lines, was running excursions around the grounds this day
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:21:01 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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One of the more "modern" pieces of equipment is this Wisconsin Central SD45
Title:  One of the more "modern" pieces of equipment is this Wisconsin Central SD45
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:21:16 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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Somewhat away from its home turf are these two New York City "Redbird" subway cars
Title:  Somewhat away from its home turf are these two New York City "Redbird" subway cars
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:21:31 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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Sitting outside one of the storage bars was this beautiful 1950-built EMD SW-7
Title:  Sitting outside one of the storage bars was this beautiful 1950-built EMD SW-7
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:21:53 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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Offering rides around the grounds this day was this 1948 built PCC car
Title:  Offering rides around the grounds this day was this 1948 built PCC car
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:22:12 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CTA 4391(PCC)
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One of the most fascinating pices is this 1960-built gas turbine locomotive
Title:  One of the most fascinating pices is this 1960-built gas turbine locomotive
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:22:32 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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One of the more interesting pices is this 1956-built EMD E-9AM, from the BN executive fleet
Title:  One of the more interesting pices is this 1956-built EMD E-9AM, from the BN executive fleet
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:22:51 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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This Commonwealth Edison steeple jac center cab is 100 years old, having been built by ALCo/GE in1911
Title:  This Commonwealth Edison steeple jac center cab is 100 years old, having been built by ALCo/GE in1911
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:23:13 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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Tucked away in the back on a storage track was this SW-1. Note the modified cab roof
Title:  Tucked away in the back on a storage track was this SW-1. Note the modified cab roof
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:23:35 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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Also from the BN executive fleet is this F-9A. Note the raised, chrome BN logo on the nose
Title:  Also from the BN executive fleet is this F-9A. Note the raised, chrome BN logo on the nose
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:23:56 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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Another veteran saved from the scrapper is this C&NW GP-7R, built in 1952
Title:  Another veteran saved from the scrapper is this C&NW GP-7R, built in 1952
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:24:15 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CNW 4160(GP7R)
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This little critter, a Whitcomb, buried off the beaten path, dates back to 1951
Title:  This little critter, a Whitcomb, buried off the beaten path, dates back to 1951
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:24:36 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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This old F-M switcher can use some attention, but still better than being cut up
Title:  This old F-M switcher can use some attention, but still better than being cut up
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:24:58 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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For those interested in railroad signalling, there's this display(and yes, they all light up)
Title:  For those interested in railroad signalling, there's this display(and yes, they all light up)
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:25:25 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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The onlyu known survivor of this model, this 1940-built EMD E-5A prepares to run excursions this day
Title:  The onlyu known survivor of this model, this 1940-built EMD E-5A prepares to run excursions this day
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:25:48 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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The rear end view of the Nebraska Zephyr articulated stainless steel train set as it departs on an excursion
Title:  The rear end view of the Nebraska Zephyr articulated stainless steel train set as it departs on an excursion
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:26:06 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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The Leviathan, a rreplica of the original, was built in 1999 making it America;s newest operating steam locomotive
Title:  The Leviathan, a rreplica of the original, was built in 1999 making it America;s newest operating steam locomotive
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:26:29 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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E-5A # 9911 returns to the museum grounds with one of several excursions run this day
Title:  E-5A # 9911 returns to the museum grounds with one of several excursions run this day
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:26:49 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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Saved from thje torch and awaiting restoration is this EMD SD-7, which started life as an EMD demonstrator
Title:  Saved from thje torch and awaiting restoration is this EMD SD-7, which started life as an EMD demonstrator
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:27:11 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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This 1920's era vintage boxcab started life on the Delaware Lackawanna & Western
Title:  This 1920's era vintage boxcab started life on the Delaware Lackawanna & Western
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:27:29 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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This 1953-built EMD GP-7, while operational, was "off line" in the storage barn this day
Title:  This 1953-built EMD GP-7, while operational, was "off line" in the storage barn this day
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:27:47 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ITC 1605(GP7)
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Scratch built by the Kloke Locomotive Works in 1999, this beautiful 4-4-0 crosses Olson Rd on an excursion on Labor day, 2011
Title:  Scratch built by the Kloke Locomotive Works in 1999, this beautiful 4-4-0 crosses Olson Rd on an excursion on Labor day, 2011
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Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/13/2011 12:28:14 PM
Location:  Union, IL
Author:  Ralph Bonanno
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