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Official Company Archive Photos: Diesel Locomotives Page 1
This page covers the old railroad archive diesel photos that were available. Unfortunately, it appears that many other photos were probably pilfered from the RR over the years. I assume that is why there are only end shots of these units in many cases. Side shots were probably also taken at the same time, but they disappeared over the years. These photos are not to be used in any way, without the consent of the site owner.

Subject: Newly Purchased SD38 #651
Location: East Joliet Yard - Joliet, IL
Date: 1970?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This shot appears to have been taken when the SD38s were first delivered. Originally these units were setup from the factory to run long hood forward, which is probably why you can see that they are coupled to each other at the short hood ends in this shot. The units were eventually changed to operating short hood though.


Subject: Alco RS-2 #804
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Note that this photo shows this unit in the more rare, orange over green paint scheme.


Subject: Newly Purchased SD38 #651
Location: East Joliet Yard - Joliet, IL
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This shot appears to show the unit in the 'as-delivered' paint scheme. Note the basic "outer belt" logo on the rear of the hood.


Subject: Alco RS-2 #802 Being Rebuilt
Location: East Joliet Yard - Joliet, IL
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Captured in the orange over black scheme at the time, this unit appears to be undergoing a rebuild, in the old diesel shop building at Joliet.


Subject: Alco RS-2 #803, #802 and #800
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: ?/?/197x
Credit: Unknown

Notes: All shown wearing the orange over black scheme. This photo shows them stored at Kirk, at the end of their time on the J. They were parked here at least as early as June 1972. Dave N. notes: "The location is the pit at Kirk Yard east of the Sand House.  The 801 and 805 were stored OOS nearby.  The other five RS2's (804, 806-809) were gone by 6/72.  The five survivors dropped out over the next 24 months -- 801 (11/72); 802, 803 & 805 (7/73); and 800 (5/74).   The 800 was the J's last Alco."


Subject: Alco RS-2 #805 (Front View)
Location: USS South Chicago?
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Shown wearing the green over orange paint scheme.


Subject: Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 #903 (Front View)
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This shows the end view of #903 while wearing the green over orange paint scheme. This unit was originally #103 before being rebuilt.


Subject: Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 #909 (Front View)
Location: Joliet, IL?
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: #909 is seen wearing the green over orange scheme, pulling a train at what appears to be Bridge 198 in Joliet. This unit was originally #109 before being rebuilt.


Subject: Wheel Turning Machine Running on Baldwin DT-6-6-2000
Location: East Joliet Yard (Old Diesel Shop) - Joliet, IL
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This shows the wheel turning machine, which appears to have been new at the time of this photo. This machine was fairly rare to own, especially for a RR the size of the EJ&E. It allowed workers to resurface loco wheels, while they're still on the unit... which obviously saved a lot of time.


Subject: Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 Prime Mover
Location: East Joliet Yard (Old Diesel Shop) - Joliet, IL
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This shot appears to show a new or rebuilt prime, mover being installed in one of the Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 units. This may have been part of the rebuild program.


Subject: Working on VO1000 #48x Switcher
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This shot shows work being done on one of the VO1000 units, which appears to be in the brown scheme at the time.


Subject: Baldwin DT-6-6-2000s #101, #102, #103, #104, #105 & #106
Location:East Joliet Yard - Joliet, IL
Date: ?/?/1948 Credit: Unknown

Notes: Shows six of the Center Cabs all lined up when delivered. Note the orange over black scheme and original straight top hoods. They also had nice little white flags. An ad was created for the RR that used these photos, which put out in 1948. The units were also built in 1948, so the photos were taken around that time period.

       

Subject: Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 #100
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Nicknamed the "Golden Goose", this was the first Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 prototype. Notice the slight differences in the body, like the lack of end walkways. This unit appears to be wearing the original orange over black.


Subject: Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 #104
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Shown in the orange over black scheme. Note that there appears to be little round reflectors making up the front number board.


Subject: Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 #113
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Looks to be sitting in a service area.


Subject: EMC SW #207 in Shops
Location: East Joliet Yard (Old Diesel Shop) - Joliet, IL
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Shown in the early black scheme, this unit as purchased new in 1937. #207 lasted on the EJ&E until 1955.


Subject: EMD SW1 #244
Location: Waukegan Yard - Waukegan, IL
Date: 7/31/66
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Shown sitting outside the roundhouse.


Subject: EMD SW1200 #304 and Baldwin DT-6-6-2000
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: #304 appears to be shown in the brown scheme, while coupled to a Center Cab in the green over orange scheme. Running one SW1200 and one Center Cab together, was quite common for a time on the railroad.


Subject: EMD SW1200 #305 and Baldwin DT-6-6-2000
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: It appears that in this shot, one train is waiting for another train to pass, which has #305 leading. It was common to see trains with one SW1200 and one Center Cab on the railroad, back during this period.


Subject: EMD SW1200s #306 & #305
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Seen coupled together and wearing the brown scheme.


Subject: EMC NW2 #403
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Showing a close-up of the cab. The unit appears to be in the all black scheme at the time. Note the window awning.


Subject: EMD NW2 #408
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This shows #408 sitting in one of the shops. There was actually two NW2 units that wore the number 408. Unfortunately it is not known which one this is.


Subject: EMD NW2 #411
Location: Unknown
Date: 4/?/1954
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This unit looks to have been wearing the orange over green paint scheme at the time, with basic "Outer Belt" logo. Note the boarded up standard windows, and custom smaller windows created on the front Engineer side. Notes indicate that the Engineer is Art Wagner.


Subject: EMD NW2 #412
Location: East Joliet Yard - Joliet, IL
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Pictured next to the roundhouse, this unit is wearing the very rare brown, yellow and red scheme. This paint scheme was designed to be a somewhat 'hi-vis' scheme, and was mainly utilized on units that would primarily be used in the steel mills, which is why they were rarely seen or documented.


Subject: EMD NW2 #408 (Cab End)
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Shown sitting in one of the shops. There were two NW2 units that wore the number 408. It is not known which #408 this one is. It appears to have new paint though.


Subject: EMD NW2 #421 (Cab End)
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Pictured in all black. This may be a delivery shot.


Subject: EMD NW2 #431
Location: Unknown
Date: 4/22/66 Credit: Unknown

Notes: Appears to be in newly applied brown over black paint scheme.

     

Subject: EMD NW2 #432
Location: EMD Plant 3 - Cleveland, OH
Date: ?/?/1939
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Looks to be in all black paint. Thanks to info found by Bill G., this photo appears to be an official EMD build shot, taken outside the EMD Cleveland Plant 3 facility in Ohio. As you can see, they seem to have created a dedicated spot to photograph the locos as they were finished. There is another shot like this that appears identical, but it is actually a different number in the series. Unfortunately the side shots seem to have been lost over the years. At any rate, the 1/39 NW2 build series of #424 to #434, was likely all built at Cleveland.


Subject: EMD NW2 #441
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Appears to be wearing the orange over green paint scheme at the time.


Subject: EMD NW2 #442 & Slug T-2
Location: Unknown
Date: 4/?/1964
Credit: Unknown

Notes: #442 was often assigned a slug and routinely worked the Kirk Hump or Gary Mills High-Line, alongside #443 and T-1.


Subject: EMD NW2 #443 & Slug T-1
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: 6/?/1969
Credit: Unknown

Notes:#443 is wearing the orange over green scheme and T-1 appears to have basic orange. This was the first 'switcher/slug' type combo used on the RR, and they often worked the Kirk Hump or Gary Mills High-Line.


Subject: EMD NW2 #443 & Slug T-1 (Front Top)
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Notice the little raised area created on the end of the slug, to hold up a headlamp.


Subject: EMD NW2 #443
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown Credit: Unknown

Notes: Shown in all black, this may be a delivery photo.

       

Subject: EMD NW2 #443 & Fuel Truck
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes:#443 is seen being serviced by a new fuel/sand truck. There was a document that came with this shot, which reads: "From: Harshe-Rotman Inc. (Chicago Office) To: Farrell Manufacturing Co. (804 E. Cass St., Joliet, IL) - EJ&E diesels are refueled as they work. Diesel switching locomotive is refueled and sanded simultaneously. The far hose pumps fuel while the operator fills sand. The refueling unit, built by Farrell Manufacturing, services a locomotive wherever it is working."


Subject: EMD SW1001 #444 and #445
Location:East Joliet Yard - Joliet, IL
Date: ?/?/1971
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Both appear to be in the brown scheme. These were the only two SW1001 units to work on the railroad.


Subject: EMD NW2 #450
Location: Unknown
Date: ?/?/1974 Credit: Dave Novak Collection

Notes: Three units wore the number 450. This NW2 was the second one. It would eventually be turned into Slug T-7 in 1991.

       


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