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Photos by Neal Stringer: Cars & MoW
This page contains photos of various EJ&E rolling stock and MoW equipment.

Subject: MoW Crane #4
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 8/30/00

Notes: The crane is being used to tow a half finished coke car (shown below).


Subject: Bottom Section of New Coke Car
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 8/30/00

Notes: The shop was in the middle of a coke car building program at the time of this photo. Parts from other cars were used to create the new cars.


Subject: Caboose #532 & #508
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 9/21/00

Notes: Notice the difference in the shades of orange.


Subject: Caboose #177
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 9/21/00

Notes: #177 was sometimes used on the Phoenix Line job. The "White House" is in the background and replacement gas tanks for cabs in the foreground.


Subject: MoW "Little Giant" Crane #374
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 10/1/00

Notes: The "Little Giant" crane is hi-rail capable.

 

Subject: EJ&E Gondola #4114
Location: Unknown
Date: 10/13/00

Notes: A 4000 series gon, which appears to have fairly new paint at the time.

     

Subject: EJ&E Gondola #90861
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 10/15/00

Notes: One of the older 9000 series gons.

     

Subject: Damaged Caboose #538
Location: East Morris, IL
Date: 10/18/00

Notes: The damage is obvious after #538 got hit by a tank car outside one of the chemical plants in Morris. The EoTD didn't fair well.

 

Subject: EJ&E MoW Truck #514
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/18/01

Notes: Shot while parked near the Romeoville Lead. New signal towers were being finished on the main at the time.


Subject: Caboose #177 on Phoenix Local
Location: Joliet, IL
Date: 1/18/01

Notes: Cab #177 has been left at Railway Industrial Services while the Phoenix Job crew switches the branch.


Subject: EJ&E Police Vehicle
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 2/1/01

Notes: An EJ&E Police Officer is caught prowling the yard.


Subject: Caboose #501
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 3/28/01

Notes: Caught sitting on the "dead engine" track with some old locomotives.


Subject: New EJ&E Coke Car #73256
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 6/04/01

Notes: Caught sitting on the Car Shop track. Notice the car only has reporting marks and no paint. It was pointless to paint these cars, as the paint would be burned off at the mill anyway.


Subject: Former Caboose #538 - Rebuilt as the #10 "Hi Liner" (Side)
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 7/24/01

Notes: Former #538 was damaged at Morris, IL, in a collision with a tank car (photo above). It's seen here being rebuilt into #10 and dubbed the "Hi Liner". It was designed to be used on the Hi Line at USS Gary as a shoving platform.

Subject: Former Caboose #538 - Rebuilt as the #10 "Hi Liner" (Back)
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 7/24/01

Notes: All the doors and windows are welded shut. The caboose has a tail hose air valve, allowing the switchman to pull the air and set the emergency brakes. It also has an air horn installed to warn workers in the Hi Line area.


Subject: Caboose #10 "Hi Liner"
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 8/9/01

Notes: The ex #538 rebuilt as the new #10 shoving platform "Hi Liner" is seen shortly after receiving its new paint.

   

Subject: EJ&E Gondola #87649 & Second Gondola
Location: Spaulding, IL
Date: 7/2/02

Notes: Pictured filled with mill 'dirt', ready to be interchanged at Spaulding. This was raw pigment being shipped west.


Subject: Caboose #540 & #533
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: 7/12/02

Notes: Shown coupled to a gon and caboose #549 on the Kirk Yard Rip Track storage, located just north of the pit area.


Subject: Caboose #533
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: 7/12/02

Notes: Coupled to #540, a gon, and #549.


Subject: Caboose #549
Location: Kirk Yard - Gary, IN
Date: 7/12/02

Notes: Coupled to same string of cars as above. The photo below shows the side view.


Subject: Caboose #522
Location: Morris, IL
Date: 7/24/02

Notes: On display at a private business in Morris, near the IL River Bridge.


Subject: Milepost 32.5 Bridge Parts
Location: Griffith, IN
Date: 8/2/02

Notes: New concrete bridge parts have arrived to the location for use in a new bridge at MP 32.5. The flat cars appear to be EJ&E steel slab cars.


Subject: Caboose #177 in New Paint
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 7/?/04

Notes: #177 is pictured just after receiving a new paint job. Notice both the new and old logos applied.

     

Subject: Caboose #177 & #508
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 11/22/04

Notes: Unfortunately #177 didn't stay nice for long after receiving its new paint.

 


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