Dwight to Washington local Editors Pick!        
Northbound local near Washburn, IL around 1970
Date: 1/1/1972 Location: Washburn, IL   Map Show Washburn on a rail map Views: 1572 Collection Of:   Roger Holmes
Locomotives: GMO 50(RS1)    Author:  Roger Holmes
Dwight to Washington local
Picture Categories: Bridge This picture is part of album:  GM&O B&W
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Jim Satterwhite General Classic Americana! What more is needed? An ALCO road-switcher, and three cars. Congratulations of the EP. 7/27/2011 5:06:58 PM
Roger Holmes General The GM&O's Dwight to Washington (Illinois) branch became a favorite. I was attending Eureka College, graduating in 1972, and would drive the 10 miles to Washington after class. I would then follow the line until found the local and chase it back to Washington. Power was, with one exception, an RS-1 all of the times that I caught it. The caboose on the train is a wooden one originally used on the Mobile & Ohio. I liked the previous one better - a wooden ex-B&O. This train ran from Dwight to Washington on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, returning the following day. At least some of the crew slept in the caboose. 7/27/2011 9:21:58 PM
Bernie Feltman General Nice picture 8/7/2011 4:25:04 PM
Phil McCall General Very happy to see this photo. Do you have any photos from further north: La Rose, Varna, Evans, Wenona, or the spur to Lacon? I know that part isn't as scenic but grew up near that part of the line and would love tosee some photos, especially toward the end before it was torn up in 1980. 3/11/2012 3:31:12 PM

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