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Re: [CBQ] What Train is This?

Subject: Re: [CBQ] What Train is This?
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Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:05:53 -0500
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November 20, 2017

Hol - Since the train is east bound from Aurora, it's either a Galesburg or Savanna-to-Chicago passenger local, or a Aurora-to-Chicago dinky with a baggage/RPO attached. In that case, I'd say the baggage/RPO was probably deadheading back to the 14th Street Coach Yards since newspapers came west out of Chicago to suburban stops in route to Aurora. If we could see more cars, we'd have a better idea. I don't remember when it was that the 4-4-2's were replaced in suburban service with 4-6-2's, but I say the image dates to the 1930s. Otherwise, your educated guess is as good as mine. Best Regards - Louis

Louis Zadnichek II
Fairhope, AL

In a message dated 11/20/2017 7:56:09 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

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Leo, Charlie and other Chicago area authorities:


Any idea what train this is?  It's photographed at the Aurora depot in the 1930s, eastbound.  It has a suburban service 4-4-2 on the point (with a large boiler-top generator for train power) and shortie baggage-RPO car 1850 or 1851 behind, with its little 15-foot RPO compartment.  Can't tell how many more cars are behind the baggage car that trails the RPO.  Any ideas?  Standing in for a motor car maybe?




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