GM&O F3 880B Editors Pick!        
Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad F3 880B departing Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July 1978, photo by Chuck Zeiler. The sanders appear to be on as "The Plug", GM&O's commuter train between Chicago and Joliet accelerates out of Fort Wayne Junction and heads southwesterly toward Joliet. Fort Wayne Junction was the name of the location just south of the South Branch of the Chicago River, where both the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Gulf Mobile and Ohio Railroad shared a bridge. Once over the bridge, the railroads parted ways. It was so named because the PRR's Fort Wayne sub was the route into Chicago. This same junction was known as the Alton Junction to the PRR and Milwaukee Road people, named for GM&O's predecessor into Chicago, the Alton Railroad. Alton Junction also marked the southern end of CUS Company (Chicago Union Station) rails.
Date: 7/1/1978 Location: Chicago, IL   Map Show Chicago on a rail map Views: 3046 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: GMO 880b(F3A)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
GM&O F3 880B
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User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Dave Abeles General Cool! Thanks for the explanation too. 4/7/2009 12:02:37 PM
Mark Herren General very cool....looks alot different that it did on display in Farber,MO (when I seen it) 4/7/2009 12:47:16 PM
Jim Gavin General Great shot !! 4/8/2009 12:27:48 AM
William H. Davis Jr. General Nice shot 4/9/2009 4:01:25 PM
Fred Stuckmann General That poor mug has sure taken a beating, but what a shot. Thanks. 4/10/2009 4:24:31 PM
Marty Bernard General Really nice. Thanks for posting it. 4/13/2009 7:01:31 AM
Howard Castellucio General Nothing like a mug shot of a "Plug" good stuff! 4/15/2009 12:03:09 AM

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