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Official Company Archive Photos: Motorcar Trip
The EJ&E was surprisingly innovative for it's size, and this is another example. Very little information existed with these photos, but they sort of speak for themselves. All of the shots appear to have been taken around the time that they received the car... Possibly the same day. These photos are not to be used in any way, without the consent of the site owner.

Subject: EJ&E ""Motor 1"" with Numerous Officials
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: The names on the back are hard to read, but looks like, L to R: Howard Lane, Robert McNiff, Stuart Shepley, Oscar Geradengir?, Unknown, Fred Hoff, James McDonald and then: "Probably late 40's"


Subject: On the Phone in EJ&E "Motor 1"
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Yes, the J was even ahead of the game with mobile phones. This may just be an early low band radio with a telephone type receiver.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" Outside Locomotive Facility
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Some steam power is seen being serviced in the background.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" on the Joliet Turntable
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Also nice shot showing how the house and turntable looked then.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" Trailing the Caboose of a Train
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Looks like they're following a train out. The cab number is unreadable. Note the antenna on the back, most likely for the radio phone. Looks like a low band antenna.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" on the Joliet Turntable
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Being lined up on the turntable.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" Crossing Diamonds
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Looks like they're being very careful.


Subject: Inside EJ&E "Motor 1" with Train Approaching
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Looks like they staged this shot so the guy could be on the phone while the train approached. Note on the header: "Keep your mind on what you are doing... while you are doing it".


Subject: More Chatting Inside EJ&E "Motor 1"
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: I think they liked the radio phone part. It would be interesting to know exactly how it worked.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" Meets Trains
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Looks like they're sitting behind one train, while an approaching train passes. Can't pick out any numbers.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" Getting Lined Up
Location: Spaulding, IL
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: This shot seems to be looking railroad west, from the east end of Spaulding. The tower and a depot can be seen ahead, and a steamer is sitting on the interchange. The signal number is 365.


Subject: Front Left View of EJ&E "Motor 1"
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Check out the horns.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" at Service Facility
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: Everybody seems to be looking at something.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" Stopped at Depot
Location: West Chicago, IL?
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: The coal hopper is "SLSF" and there looks to be some sort of interchange track in the background possibly. The depot appears to be the same one that use to stand North of the diamonds at West Chicago.


Subject: EJ&E "Motor 1" Stopped at Another Depot
Location: Lake Zurich, IL
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: NYC box car is next to it. The depot looks to be the old one at Lake Zurich.


Subject: Roof Shot of EJ&E "Motor 1"
Location: Unknown
Date: Late 1940's?
Credit: Unknown

Notes: The spot lights are a nice touch.



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