B&O E6 1411 Editors Pick!        
B&O E6 1411 eastbound on Train Number 6, The Capitol, at 63rd Street, Chicago, Illinois on October 10, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Note the airplane in the upper right, also eastbound. This locomotive was built as E6A 60 in June 1941 (c/n 1328) on EMD Order E388A, and originally shared road number 60 with its E6B mate. It was wrecked in a rear end collision at Dickerson, Maryland on September 24, 1942, rebuilt in-kind by EMD. It was renumbered to 60A during 1950, renumbered back to 60 during mid-April 1952, rebuilt by the B&O during December 1953, renumbered to 1411 during early 1957, out of service by January 1, 1967, sold to EMD during 1967 as trade-in credit on a SD40 order. Within approximately six miles there were five mainline railroad stations on 63rd Street at the time of this photo. This was the middle of the five, situated at 63rd Street (the name of the station) and Oakley Avenue (2300 west), serving the B&O, C&O, and Pere Marquette. The station house was built at ground level before the tracks were elevated and a stairway led to the upper level platforms.
Date: 10/10/1965 Location: Chicago, IL   Map Show Chicago on a rail map Views: 3971 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: BO 1411(E6A)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
B&O E6 1411
Picture Categories: Roster,Passenger This picture is part of album:  Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
William H. Davis Jr. General Nice shot 4/21/2010 1:23:13 AM
Gary Cullen General Great Shot!!! Great Documentation!!! 4/21/2010 7:33:27 AM
Bernie Feltman General :) 4/21/2010 8:21:12 AM
George Redmond General I agree, Great shot. 4/21/2010 9:49:07 AM
Rick Erben General I can almost hear the engines idling. What a fine shot of an era that, at once, doesn't seem so long ago and yet seems hard to imagine given the breadth of changes. Thanks for the visual kick. 4/21/2010 2:21:36 PM
Chris S General Would've made a great postcard for the B&O back then; beautiful shot! 4/23/2010 10:00:46 PM
Jim Gavin General Fantastic shot !!! 4/30/2010 10:47:29 AM
Marty Bernard General The photo is very crooked. An easy software fix before resizing and sharpening the scan. But I sure wish I had been there. 4/30/2010 11:14:45 PM
Chuck Zeiler General Hello Marty, I took note of your comment and made a SLIGHT perspective adjustment, I didn't want to lose the airplane. I was using my Mom's old rangefinder camera and have no idea what the actual lens length was, but had no choice and made do with what I had. 5/1/2010 12:07:48 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Great shot. 1/9/2011 1:12:57 PM
Ron Moraca General THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION ON THIS E6A, CHUCK!!! KNOCK-EM-DEAD PHOTO!!!!!! 4/28/2011 12:52:28 AM
Chris Lubinski General Nice photo! B&O was a railroad that put Farr-air grilles on their older E's like this and they look good! 8/15/2014 10:17:48 AM
Phil Hight General What were the locations of the other 4 stations along 63rd St.? 5/28/2015 7:57:33 AM
Chuck Zeiler General The CTA had a line running above 63rd Street from about Michigan Avenue to Jackson Park, and one that went the other direction (the Englewood branch), a total of six CTA stations on 63rd Street. Starting at the lake and working west, you had CTA at 63rd and Stony Island, the IC/ICG/South Shore just a little west of that, a few more CTA stations, Englewood Union Station, the B&O station at 63rd and Leavett Street, the Grand Trunk near Midway Airport (called Chicago Lawn in the Official Guide), and the Alton/GM&O at Summit. I had a link to a web site that documented the stations, but the link has gone dead ( link rot - 404 Error). For just this reason I now quote the information and put the web address in my descriptions, but too late for this one. If I find the documentation on line, I'll send you the link. 5/28/2015 10:55:37 AM

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