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The Illinois zephyr posed for a couple photo run by's including one with the team of Santa Fe FP45 92 and Wisconsin Central SD45 7525. Engineer Ray Weart gives a tug of the classic Leslie RS3l for the group of railfans gathered for the photo shoot.

Union, IL
July 17, 2010
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The CB&Q General Pershing Zephyr w/ the Chicago Midland 2-8-2 "Mikado Type" 551 in the background.

A rather dramatic contrast in styles showing the original steam engine that the American railroad was built on and the sleek streamliners which replaced them.

CB&Q 9908
“SILVER CHARGER”
EMD/ D 1,000 hp
Baggage space at rear end
A1A-2
Date Built: 1939

CI&M 551
Model: Steam 2-8-2
Order #:
Serial #: 7330
Frame #:
Date Built: 1928
Lineage: Delivered New
Notes: Built by Lima
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The epic Union Pacific #844 leads the Shilo Limited into Washington Missouri.

There is nothing like the experience of seeing, hearing & feeling a steam locomotive in action!


Model: Steam 4-8-4
Order #:
Serial #: 72791
Frame #:
Date Built: 12/1944
Lineage: Delivered New
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The Illinois railroad museum gathered up some CNW power including the UP owned heritage for some photo shoots.

Pictured here are

CNW 411 EMD F7 built 1949
CNW 4160 EMD GP7 built 1952
CNW 6847 EMD SD40-2 built 1974
CNW 8701 GE C44-9W built 1994
UP 1995 EMD SD70ACe built 2006

Union, IL
July 17, 2010
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2/28/12: BNSF inbound intermodal run about to get passed by an AMTRAK speeder!
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All 20 NS Heritage units pose during a night photo session 7/3/12 at Spencer, NC.
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The old, awesome Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy's Zephyr, and her beautiful art-deco styled E unit lead passengers past one of the old Burlington Northern's Executive Train F units underneath an overcast prairie sky. Illinois Railway Museum in Union IL 7-22-12
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UP 844 sails north out of Colorado under a great western sky on her way to Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days
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NKP 765 along with the IT & Wabash Heritage units lead NS # 099 from Decatur, IL to Saint Louis, MO just outside Litchfield, Illinois.
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Having Leslie orgasim the E flies back towards Union station at all of 79mph.

Video: [link]


Rondout, IL
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