PRR E8 5802 Editors Pick! Contributor's Pick!       
PRR E8 5802 at Englewood Union Station on the south side of Chicago, Illinois on April 11, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The rails crossing in the foreground belong to the Rock Island. This locomotive was built in July 1952 (c/n 15666) on EMD Order 6354, later it became PC 4281, then Amtrak 289. It is seen here westbound at Englewood Union Station.

This MIGHT be Train 3-71, due at Englewood at 4:00 PM and Chicago Union Station at 4:15 PM, according to the June 1965 issue of the Official Guide. Note that there is a coach in the middle of the consist, suggesting that this may be two trains combined. Train Number 3 originated in Norfolk at 1:05 PM on the N&W, which arrived in Cincinnati at 6:55 AM. It appears that Train Number 71 originated in Pittsburgh, arriving in Cincinnati, and was combined with #3 , leaving 8:25 AM. Train 3-71 arrived in Richmond, Indiana at 9:33 AM and departed at 10:35 AM. There must have been some sort of switching at Richmond, the notes in the Official Guide indicate the following, verbatim, including punctuation:

Number 71 Daily Sleeping car Roanoke to Cincinnati (10 Roomettes 6 Double Bedrooms) (in N&W No. 3). Dining Car (Lounge) on N&W Ry. open late afternoon and evening. Coaches Norfolk to Cinicnnati. Cincinnati to Chicago. Coach Lunch Served between Norwood and Logansport. Another note indicates that Train 3-71 has a Lounge (Bar) Pittsburgh to Richmond (6 Double Bedrooms). (En route from New York to Indianapolis in No. 3) Dining Car ....Pittsburgh to Richmond Coaches .... Pittsburgh to Richmond Richmond to Chicago.
Date: 4/11/1965 Location: Englewood, IL   Map Show Englewood on a rail map Views: 2332 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: PRR 5802(E8A)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
PRR E8 5802
Picture Categories: Roster,Station,Passenger This picture is part of album:  Pennsylvania Railroad
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Fred Goff General Great Photo. 12/18/2009 8:07:52 PM
Bernie Feltman General It sure is 12/18/2009 10:06:37 PM
Jim Matuska General I like the Keystone logo on the station and tower - SWEET! - Excellent album! 1/15/2010 7:38:16 AM
George Redmond General Great shot. 1/15/2010 7:52:30 AM
Toby Schramm General PENNSY, PENNSY, PENNSY!! Haha. Love the photo. 1/15/2010 9:06:06 AM
Dave Abeles General Love the caption info too - amazing what the railroads used to do with connecting services. 1/15/2010 9:10:22 AM
jeff kiger General amazing photo! love the info too thanks for sharing! 1/15/2010 11:55:10 AM
Doug Saxty General Outstanding Shot! 1/16/2010 9:27:18 AM
Doug Wolfe General Great classic shot. 1/16/2010 6:06:11 PM
Jim Gavin General Another C.Z. classic !!! 1/17/2010 1:18:57 AM
Tim Darnell General Great to see how it was once again. And a great PRR album, Chuck! 1/17/2010 2:55:22 PM
Randy Kotuby General Classic railroading. Thanks for sharing it with us. 1/17/2010 9:42:48 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Excellent shot 1/19/2010 8:06:07 AM
Eric Berg General All around great shot!! Tower, station, trackage, signals and train!! Super!!! 3/16/2010 1:54:19 AM

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