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Photos by Brian Skrabutenas
Various photos taken around the Gary Works Mill complex, and other locations on the railroad.

Subject: Various Locomotives in the Pit at Gary
Location: Kirk Yard, IN
Date: ?/?/01

Notes: This shot shows from left to right: Ex DMIR #818, ex Union RR #54 & 52, ex B&LE #658 and EJ&E #650.


Subject: Ex Union Railroad Locomotives #54 & #52
Location: Kirk Yard, IN
Date: ?/?/01

Notes: At the time of this photo, Union RR SD38-2s #54 and #52 had just arrived on the EJ&E. They would become EJ&E #673 and #672.


Subject: Ex Union Railroad Locomotive #50 and EJ&E #660
Location: Kirk Yard, IN
Date: ?/?/01

Notes: Like the units mentioned above, ex Union RR #50 had just arrived at the time of this photo and would eventually become EJ&E #671.


Subject: Ex Union Railroad Locomotive #52 Logo
Location: Kirk Yard, IN
Date: ?/?/01

Notes: Note the Union RR logo still visible on the side of #52. Notice that all the ex URR units have B&LE paint schemes... B&LE was their first home.


Subject: USS Gary Works Locomotive #9643
Location: Kirk Yard, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: Gary Works remote switcher #9643 is seen wearing new paint at Gary.


Subject: Rail Approach to Bridge #552
Location: East Morris, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: A shot showing the approach to bridge #552 over the IL River, on the IL River Line.


Subject: IRL Railroad Bridge #552
Location: East Morris, IL
Date: Unknown

Notes: The bridge is kept protected until a train needs to cross.


Subject: EJ&E GP38-2 #703
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: #703 switches cars.


Subject: EJ&E GP38-2 #703
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Notes: Side view of #703. Note the flags.


Subject: Moving Through the Mills
Location: USS Gary Works, IN
Date: 7/24/2003

Notes: A blast furnace can be seen ahead of the train.


Subject: Locomotive #304 in the Distance
Location: USS Gary Works, IN
Date: 7/24/2003

Notes: Switcher #304 is seen coupled to some bottle cars.


Subject: Ex EJ&E Caboose #523
Location: Orland Park, IL
Date: ?/?/2003

Notes: Ex EJ&E Cab #523 was painted into a Wabash scheme and displayed at 153rd street in Orland Park, Illinois, next to the old Wabash line that goes to Brisbane.

Subject: Ex EJ&E Caboose #523 Car Info
Location: Orland Park, IL
Date: ?/?/2003

Notes: This is a close up showing the car data that was applied to the sides.


Subject: Railroad Operating Department Rule Books
Location: None
Date: ?/?/2003

Notes: This is a shot of just some of Brian's EJ&E rule book collection.


Subject: Employee Railroad Timetables
Location: None
Date: ?/?/2003

Notes: Part of Brian's EJ&E timetable collection.


Subject: EJ&E Caboose #549
Location: Porter, IN
Date: ?/?/1973

Notes: This shot shows cab #549 still in service and wearing its "Chicago Outer Belt" logo.


Subject: Locomotives #444 & #445 to the Dixie Lead
Location: USS Gary Works, IN
Date: ?/?/2002

Notes: This shot shows switchers #444 & 445 at the South end of the Coke Plant, pulling the cars to the Dixie Lead.


Subject: EJ&E Caboose #531
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 7/?/2003

Notes: Photographed after having recently been repainted.

Subject: EJ&E Caboose #531 Logo
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 7/?/2003

Notes: "The J" logos were applied to the sides, along with "EJ&E" on the top.


Subject: EJ&E Box Car #62069
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: ?/?/2003

Notes: This photo shows J Box car #62069 with new paint, in preparation for being donated to the City of Joliet for a new splash water park on Route 6, west of Larkin Ave. "The J" logos were also applied.


Subject: C&O Locomotive #6243 at Griffith Tower
Location: Griffith, IN
Date: ?/?/1976

Notes: A C&O high nose is seen passing over the EJ&E while going southeast through Griffith interlocking.


Subject: Old Clay Pit Wye
Location: Goose Lake, IL
Date: 9/?/2002

Notes: This shot shows the east leg of the old Clay Pit wye, located at the bottom of the Illinois River Line. The main ends about 1/4 south of the west wye.


Subject: Old Rail Crossing Guard Shack
Location: Griffith, IN
Date: ?/?/1976

Notes: Back in the days when actual people helped control crossings.


Subject: Grand Trunk Locomotive #5919
Location: Griffith, IN
Date: ?/?/1976

Notes: #5919 leads a train through Griffith on the GT line.


Subject: Griffith Tower Interior
Location: Griffith, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: The operator sits at his desk, with the lever machine in the foreground.


Subject: Gary Mill Buildings
Location: USS Gary Works, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: Some bottle cars are seen spotted next to large mill buildings.


Subject: Switcher Locomotive #304
Location: USS Gary Works, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: Pictured sitting in one of the many yards at Gary Works.


Subject: Slab Carrying Machine
Location: USS Gary Works, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: A large slab carrying vehicle moves past the train.


Subject: Locomotive #311 Switches the Mills
Location: USS Gary Works, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: #311 is seen moving some loaded hot metal cars.


Subject: EJ&E Mill Shops
Location: USS Gary Works, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: This shop building is located on the mill property and serves as a service area for EJ&E switchers.


Subject: Onboard Switcher Locomotive #310
Location: USS Gary Works, IN
Date: Unknown

Notes: #310 is pictured working the mills.



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