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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Trip to Chicago - Day 5, Part 2
Hi, During the early afternoon we rode the trolley line around the Museum again stopping for photos.
Here the E5 is framed in the rear door way of the trolley we were riding.
Late in the afternoon of the Saturday before Labor Day the museum
brought out a pair of Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee cars that they
ran along with the steam train for guests. The E5 and Nebraska
Zephyr cars were used for two dinner train runs.
It was possible to find a few locations where the trolley car looked like it was in a more rural setting.
A fairly modern bus also is in the collection.
This trolley coach (above and below) operated on Saturday only.
Another wig wag signal in the collection.
In one of the barns I found this former Lake Superior and Ishpeming Alco RSD-15 (Nee ATSF).
A former UP gas turbine was on display outside.
The pair of North Shore cars were at the station awaiting for passengers for their first run.
We spent the remainder of the afternoon at the Seaman Road grade crossing, a few miles east of the museum, photographing the comings and goings of the North Shore cars, the Nebraska Zephyr train set and the steam train (above and all below).
I am 78 years old. I took my first railroad photos in the mid 50's although active photography really took hold in 1971 when I moved to the Washington, DC area.
I enjoy photographing almost any kind of rail activity and have done so throughout the United States. In addition, I have photographed extensively in a number of Canadian Provinces and have had the opportunity to shoot some in foreign countries.
I am married with 2 grown daughters and 4 grandsons. Professionally, I worked for the United States Bureau of Mines until the organization was shut down in 1996. In my last assignment I managed the Bureau's Minerals and Materials Science Research Program.
My wife and I enjoy traveling. We have had a number of really great trips to South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Egypt and Jordan, and Africa. Photos from these trip will be included. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org