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Official Company Archive Photos: Special Loads
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Subject: SW1001 #445 with Westinghouse Car Load
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown Credit: Unknown

Notes: A special load carried on Westinghouse car: WECX 202. An EJ&E gon is used as a spacer between the load and loco. What appears to possibly be a power plant, stands in the background.

   

Subject: Special Loads for Reichold Chemical
Location: Brisbane, IL
Date: Unknown
Credit: Joe Walsh

Notes: Back of photo: "Special loads for Reichold Chemical, westbound at Brisbane". This train had two cars like this, plus some gons.


Subject: Large Flat Load Pulled by Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 #106
Location: Unknown
Date: 1/16/1958
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Center Cab #106 is pulling what is possibly some sort of large oil industry load. The flat car is unidentifiable. #106 is wearing the green over orange scheme.


Subject: New Joliet Fire Trucks Delivered
Location: Joliet, IL?
Date: 10/1/1951 Credit: EJ&E Ry.

Notes: You can see the details about this in the accompanying document. This spot is referred to as "our transfer house" and claims that the box car was the "largest in existence". The first shot shows trucks coming off of a PRR car, which looks like possibly number 5986_. In that shot, there is also an EJ&E MoW truck. In the second two shots, the box car is an Erie car. It's not clear which car was supposed to be the "largest in existence".

   

Subject: Special Vessel Load
Location: Various
Date: 5/?/1955 Credit: Sam Morse

Notes: A note with the photos reads: "Special large shipment. Vessel for Sinclair, Whiting... Shipped on J from Rondout". The cars appear to be MILW.

 

Subject: Special Vessel Load with Personnel
Location: Unknown
Date: 11/5/57
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This vessel looks similar to the one shown in the collection above, but the date on this one says "11/5/57". So it would appear that this was a different load. The cars look to be EJ&E.


Subject: Lockport Manufacturing Load
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: No info was found for this shot. The side of the load reads: "Made by Lockport Manufacturing Co. - Joliet, IL". It's hard to read who the car owner is.


Subject: Lockport Manufacturing Vessel Load
Location: Joliet, IL?
Date: 4/19/1957
Credit: Rex Cary

Notes: One of the flats is Great Northern, and the other is SP&S. The back of the photo has the note: "Photo courtesy of Rex Cary, Lockport Manufacturing, Joliet, IL". An EJ&E stamp gave the date. There was also a document that went with this, reading: "This steel tank was manufactured by Lockport Manufacturing Co., Joliet, and designed by Universal Oil Products of Des Plaines, IL... for Ingram Oil & Refining Co., New Orleans. It measures 12'9" diameter, 93' long and weighs 103,600 pounds. The tank was loaded on three flat cars (one 60' and two 50' bumpers), by two 30 ton overhead cranes. This tank, commonly called a pressure vessel, will be erected in a vertical position. It is lined with stainless steel and used in the processing of crude oils into gasoline and motor oils. Lockport Manufacturing are specialists in fabricating custom made vessels, and have shipped them to many parts of the world. They also fabricate many different items from steel and aluminum plate, such as atmospheric storage tanks, air receivers, galvanizing pans and water tanks. The routing and clearance of this shipment was handled by J. Walter O'Neill, General Supt. of Transportation... Agent Horace W. Blood... and Edwin J. McGuire, Chief Rate Clerk of the Joliet Agent's Office".


Subject: Canal Gate Load on Atlantic Coast Line
Location: Jacksonville, FL?
Date: ?/?/1962?
Credit: Gary D. Hunter

Notes: The shot shows what is apparently a canal lock gate inside an EJ&E gon. The number of the gon looks to possibly be 90434. There's some notes and stamps on the back of the photo. One stamp has the Photographer's name "Gary D. Hunter" and "Jacksonville Florida". A second stamp that says "ACL News - Jacksonville, FL" has various info that's hard to read... It says 'Canal Gate" and then says "Issue: 11-12 - '62" That's what it looks like anyway.


Subject: Unknown Special Loads
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: No info came with this shot. The load looks to possibly be some sort of molten metal buckets?


Subject: Unknown Vessel Type Load
Location: Unknown
Date: 1/?/1965
Credit: R. Benson

Notes: What looks to be some sort of oil industry load, being switched by an unknown EJ&E SW unit. The first flat is EJ&E #6608, the second #6670, and the third can't be made out. A stamp on the back says: "Public Relations Dept., EJ&E railway, Joliet, IL".


Subject: Special Beam Load
Location: Chicago Heights, IL?
Date: 3/20/1963
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Some crude notes on the back appear to say: "Seaway Canal, CHTT, 3/20/63, Chicago Heights". The first flat is from the Nickel Plate Road.


Subject: EJ&E Crane #5 with Strange Special Load
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Unfortunately there was no info with this shot. The load appears to be a very large structural steel piece, which is sitting on a completely custom built rig, consisting of steel beams, lumber, and rail trucks. EJ&E crane #5 and a second crane, are working with the load. You can also just see EJ&E #228 behind the load. There's also a steam loco in the background to the left, so that helps narrow down the period. Michael Miller: "This appears to be a synchronous motor frame.  They were used in large factories as motors to drive large, low speed loads such as air compressors.  It could also be used as an AC alternator.  They are identical and are driven by a prime mover to make electricity instead of being used to drive a mechanical load."


Subject: Special Flat Load with Steam Locomotive
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Notes: A steam loco numbered 122 is working with a heavy flat car, with what looks to be a load of large plate discs.


Subject: EJ&E DRS-6-6-1500 #500 Switches a Special Load
Location: Joliet, IL?
Date: Unknown Credit: Unknown

Notes: This appears to be a vessel load, being taken out of the Lockport Manufacturing Co. plant. The building matches another photo that is labeled as a Lockport load. Caboose #518 is also on the job. The scheme on #500 appears to be orange over black.

       



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