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Photos from Dispatcher BK (Steam & Various)
A great assortment of old steam and various other photos collected by BK over the years. Some of these photos were originally in the J's "MilePost" Newsletter. Thanks to Neal for scanning these.

Subject: Baldwin 2-6-0 #123
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: This steamer was one of a kind on the EJ&E roster.


Subject: CLS&E Alco Pittsburgh 2-8-0 #559
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: Eventually renumbered to 547.


Subject: Bairstow Car Dumper (Above)
Location: Indiana Harbor, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: This rail car dumper once operated on the Lakefront Line.


Subject: Bairstow Car Dumper (Trucks)
Location: Indiana Harbor, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: The facility dumped rail cars by flipping them over and transferred the material to trucks below.


Subject: Bairstow Car Dumper (Rotator)
Location: Indiana Harbor, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: A car is being flipped.


Subject: Alco Brooks 2-8-2 #724, 726 & Alco Pittsburgh 2-8-0 #528
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: Numerous steamers sit at the Joliet engine facility. The date is probably before 1950. Notice the old truck-less caboose being used to the right.


Subject: Caboose #97
Location: Brisbane, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: #97 was one of the older wood sided cars. EJ&E cabs apparently had two digit numbers in some cases, but there doesn't seem to be much photo evidence of them. However the number '97' is seen in three places on this cab.


Subject: EJ&E Passenger Car (Front End)
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: One of the EJ&E's old passenger cars sits out in front of the car shops. This may be the #40 business car.


Subject: EJ&E Passenger Car (Rear End)
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: Same as above.


Subject: Steel Caboose #505 & Other Cabs
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: #505 sits coupled to other EJ&E cabs. Note the hefty looking antenna on each roof. This photo may have been shot around the time the cars were new.


Subject: Covered Hopper #3200
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: #3200 was the first in a series of 18 cars. These covered hoppers were painted a basic gray.


Subject: Alco Brooks 2-8-2 #765 Restored (Right Side)
Location: Kirk Yard, Gary, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: #765 appears to be newly painted in this photo after being restored.


Subject: Alco Brooks 2-8-2 #765 Restored (Left Side)
Location: Kirk Yard, Gary, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: Same as above.


Subject: Alco Brooks 2-8-2 #765 Restored (Left Side)
Location: Kirk Yard, Gary, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: The tender wears a 'Chicago Outer Belt Line' logo.


Subject: Alco Brooks 2-8-2 #765 Before Restoration
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: Looks to have been in pretty poor shape.


Subject: LNER Steam Locomotive & Train (Entering Yard)
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: Not sure what the story is on this train, but it apparently ran on the EJ&E?


Subject: LNER Steam Locomotive & Train (Engine)
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: Same event as above.


Subject: LNER Steam Locomotive & Train (Tender)
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: Same event as above.


Subject: LNER Steam Locomotive & Train (Cab)
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: Same event as above.


Subject: Small EJ&E Transfer Cab
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: A very small wood sided transfer cab.


Subject: EJ&E Box Car #62035 & Others
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: What appears to be a newly delivered order of orange and black, single door EJ&E box cars.


Subject: East Joliet Roundhouse & Yard
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: Looking over the roundhouse and turntable, with the service pit and North end of the yard in the background.


Subject: Bridge 710 & South Works
Location: East Chicago, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: The bridge is seen turned for a boat, with USS South Works in the background.


Subject: EJ&E Gon #31210
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: The car looks to be newly painted in this photo.


Subject: Steel Caboose #523
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: #523 appears to be wearing new paint in this photo.


Subject: Steam Locomotive #29 & Caboose
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: Both the locomotive and cab have 'Chicago Outer Belt Line' logos.


Subject: EJ&E Box Car, Two Cabs & Alco RS-2
Location: Kirk Yard, Gary IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: The box car is free rolling down the hump into a designated track while the Alco and cabs are waiting on the "North Trimmer" track. They'll enter the hump with a Joliet road caboose, which will be tied onto an outbound train.


Subject: East Joliet Roundhouse
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: Shot from the roof of the roundhouse, showing the turntable and pits.


Subject: J MilePost Newsletter Article "Roundhouse Gossip"
Location: None
Date: Unknown

Notes: Photo shows steam locomotive #83 at Coal City, IL in 1902.



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