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  • Photo day—IC at Kankakee

    Photo day—IC at Kankakee

    On the warm summer afternoon of 09 August 1990, Illinois Central Railroad SD20 #2012 leads sisters #2031 and #2038 past the Kankakee, Illinois Amtrak depot on a southbound grain train. Lead locomotive #2012 was originally built for the Southern Railway […]

     
  • Last visit to Bryan, OH—August 1990

    Last visit to Bryan, OH—August 1990

    Bryan, Ohio, located on Conrail’s ex-NYC main line in western Ohio, was a regular place to visit in the mid to late-1980s. Together with friends who volunteered on the Southern Michigan Railroad at Clinton, Michigan, it was common for us […]

     
  • Riding the CSR-1 with Dale, Walt and the rest of the guys

    Riding the CSR-1 with Dale, Walt and the rest of the guys

    by Edward Hodges Photos by the author CSR stood for the Clinton Switch Run—the Conrail designation for the local freight that ran from Toledo, Ohio to Clinton, Michigan on the remaining portion of the NYC branch that used to run […]

     
  • Photo day—Night crossing in Clinton

    Photo day—Night crossing in Clinton

    On the winter evening of 07 February 1987, Southern Michigan Railroad Plymouth 35-tonner O&M 57 poses with an ex-N&W Fairmont M19 motor car #64553. The Plymouth had returned from a day trip to Tecumseh, and was ready to be put […]

     
  • Avenue Tower, Springfield, IL—1992

    Avenue Tower, Springfield, IL—1992

    On a trip to Springfield, Illinois on 26 April 1992, I ran across Avenue Tower quite by accident, while driving around the town. There was no operator on duty, but I did manage to photograph the tower together with Illinois […]

     
  • Switcher in the wilderness

    Switcher in the wilderness

    By the late 1970s, in the early Conrail days, the Clinton Secondary Track between Clinton and Lenawee Jct., Michigan was being encroached upon by wild vegetation. On a hot July afternoon in July 1978, Edward D. Hodges photographed the southbound […]

     
  • Vision in blue

    Vision in blue

    The Lenawee County Railroad Company’s newest locomotive, an Alco S2 recently acquired from the George Silcott Company in Worthington, Ohio, glints in the morning sun at Adrian, Michigan on 09 October 1978. The LCRC had started operations in autumn 1977 […]

     
  • Switchers and more in Springfield

    Switchers and more in Springfield

    On Sunday, 26 April 1992, I found myself in Springfield, Illinois on my day off from the railroad in Iowa. I couldn’t miss visiting the shops of the “hometown” railroad in Springfield, the Chicago & Illinois Midland. Nothing was moving […]

     
  • Photo day—Sunny day at Staib

    Photo day—Sunny day at Staib

    Conrail GP-7 #5903 heads a southbound train approaching Staib Road, between Clinton and Tecumseh, Michigan, on 27 February 1982. Behind the locomotive are two empty flatcars from Pallox, Inc. in Clinton and a caboose. This was one of the last […]

     
  • Photo day—More BR from the 80s

    Photo day—More BR from the 80s

    Last week’s post, Riding Through the Leicester Gap, presented some photos from my 1983 trip to England. Here are a few remaining photos from that roll of film, taken at a different location. Milton Keynes Central is located on the […]

     
 

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