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Photos by Kevin Piper
Kevin hired on with the EJ&E as a Fireman/Engineer Trainee in May of 1978. This is his collection of photos that he took over the years.

Subject: EMD SW1 #220
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/7/1981

Notes: One of the last remaining SW1 units, #220 worked out of Waukegan for a number of years.


Subject: EMD SW1 #236
Location: Gary, IN
Date: 2/14/1980

Notes: Spotted coupled to #414 in Kirk Yard.


Subject: EMD SW1200 #302
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/7/1979

Notes: Waiting for its next job in East Joliet Yard.


Subject: EMD SW1200 (TR5A) #308
Location: Gary, IN
Date: 2/13/1979

Notes: Sitting in Kirk Yard with GP38-2 #702.


Subject: EMD SW1200 (TR5B) #309
Location: Gary, IN
Date: 2/13/1979

Notes: Originally built as "calf" unit for UP. Eventually rebuilt and had cab added.


Subject: EMD NW2 #410
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/1/1980

Notes: #410 is pictured in East Joliet Yard after having just been refurbished. The unit was also given new paint in the mill 'yellow face' hi-vis scheme, as it would eventually be sent back to work in the USS mills after being tested out in Joliet for a while.


Subject: EMD NW2 #410
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 8/4/1980

Notes: #410 normally worked in South Works at the time, but was working in East Joliet Yard at the time of this photo, after having been just rebuilt. The unit wears the more rare 'yellow face' switcher scheme that was given to units that worked in the mills.


Subject: EMD SW1001 #444
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 11/27/1976

Notes: Spotted sitting with a transfer caboose in East Joliet Yard.


Subject: EMD SW1001 #445
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/1/1977

Notes: The second of the two 'J' SW1001 units sits at East Joliet Yard.


Subject: EMD NW2 #446
Location: Waukegan, IL
Date: 6/19/1980

Notes: A rare shot of a loco in front of the long demolished Waukegan Roundhouse.


Subject: EMD SW2 #448
Location: Gary, IN
Date: 10/?/1978

Notes: Spotted sitting next to the engine facility at USS Gary Works. This is a very unique look for an EJ&E switcher scheme, as it has a black frame.


Subject: EMD NW2 #449
Location: Gary, IN
Date: 2/1/1979

Notes: Seen parked while assigned to USS Gary Works.


Subject: EMD NW2 #450
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 11/24/1979

Notes: One of the numerous switchers Kevin worked with while on the 'J'.


Subject: EMD SW2 #452
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 9/15/1979

Notes: #452 works the 'North End Job' at East Joliet Yard. This unit would eventually be turned into Slug T-8.


Subject: EMD SW900 #453
Location: Gary, IN
Date: 12/13/1978

Notes: Sitting at the pit in Kirk Yard.


Subject: EMD SW8 #457 Pulls a Cut of Cars
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 4/21/1980

Notes: #457 works the south end of East Joliet Yard during the time of the short lived Rock Island deal. The deal would fold one month later.


Subject: Baldwin VO-1000 #476
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 3/1/1975

Notes: One of the few EJ&E units to wear a high plow.


Subject: EMD SD9 #600
Location: Gary, IN
Date: 8/23/1978

Notes: Spotted at the Kirk Yard engine facility. The 600-602 units usually worked yard and transfer out of Gary.


Subject: EMD SD9 #601
Location: Gary, IN
Date: 2/13/1979

Notes: Spotted sitting in the pit at Kirk Yard.


Subject: EMD SD9 #607 & SW1200 #309 Lead the Line Train
Location: Chicago Heights, IL
Date: 2/14/1979

Notes: The 'Line Train' heads westbound from Gary to Joliet with ex DM&IR #607 in the lead.


Subject: EMD SD9 #609
Location: Gary, IN
Date: 12/13/1978

Notes: Originally DM&IR #147. Spotted at the Kirk Yard pit area.


Subject: SD38 #651 & GP38-2 #702 Lead Eastbound Train
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 2/6/1977

Notes: Just heading out of East Joliet Yard and bound for Gary.


Subject: SD38 #653 & SD38-2 #665 Lead an Eastbound Train
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/29/1990

Notes: Crossing over Rowell Ave. while heading out of Joliet on the way to Gary.


Subject: EMD SD38 #653 Lead an Eastbound Train
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/29/1990

Notes: Same train as above, photographed off Hwy. 52 near Marble Falls.


Subject: SD38s #654, 653 & SD38-2 #665 Lead Eastbound Taconite Train
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/30/1990

Notes: One of the Winter 'all-rail' taconite trains heads eastbound out of Joliet, crossing here at Briggs Street.


Subject: EMD SD38-2 #668 in Bicentennial Paint Scheme
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/1/1977

Notes: The Bicentennial was over, but #668's special paint still look good at the start of the new year.


Subject: Baldwin DT6-6-2000 #912
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 3/1/1975

Notes: #912 sits in East Joliet Yard with another Center Cab.


Subject: EMD SW2 #441 w/Slug 'T-3' Pulling Coke Hoppers
Location: South Chicago, IL
Date: 1/25/1980

Notes: With slug T-3 in the lead, #441 in 'yellow face' mill scheme is seen pulling a cut of coke hoppers out of the yard, to then shove them up the high line at USS South Works. The South Works would be closed not long after.


Subject: US Steel - Baldwin DS4-4-750 #20
Location: USS Waukegan Works - Waukegan, IL
Date: 3/8/1979

Notes: This almost never seen, and difficult to photograph Baldwin, once worked at the USS Waukegan wire mill. It was transferred to USS South Works after the mill at Waukegan closed in 1980. The unit was built in August 1949 for American Steel & Wire. Its final disposition, after the South Works shut down in 1988, is unknown. It is presumed to have been scrapped.


Subject: US Steel - GE 65-Ton #45
Location: USS South Works - South Chicago, IL
Date: 4/16/1980

Notes: This relatively unknown, and possibly never photographed, GE 65-ton diesel worked at USS South Works in Chicago. It was their entry in the bicentennial locomotive craze of the 70's. South Works closed in 1988, and the final disposition of this unit is unknown.


Subject: US Steel - EMD SW1 #249
Location: South Chicago, IL
Date: 2/10/1980

Notes: Originally EJ&E #249. This unit was eventually sent to USS South Works, which is where it was at the time of this photo.



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