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Photos by Neal Stringer: Visitors
This page is a collection of various equipment that's been a visitor on the EJ&E.

Subject: Ex Indiana Railroad E-9A #100
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 9/18/2000

Notes: This unit was kept by a private contractor that was operating out of the old EJ&E loco shop building, while refurbishing Metra cars.


Subject: ITGX Ballast Hoppers
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 9/19/2000

Notes: Hoppers used by Metra for ballast.


Subject: CWEX Coal Hopper #5178
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 10/15/2000

Notes: One of many types of CWEX coal hoppers that pass over the EJ&E daily. This one is sitting outside the Joliet Car Shop.


Subject: CWEX Coal Hopper #9422
Location: Unknown
Date: 10/21/2000

Notes: One of the newer smooth side designs produced by Johnstown.


Subject: Idaho Northern & Pacific #2969 and New Orleans & Gulf Coast #2953
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 10/22/2000

Notes: Caught in the yard while passing through.

     

Subject: Ex Rocky Mountaineer Railtours #805 & #800
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 1/20/2001

Notes: In storage, possibly for Relco Locomotives Inc.

Subject: ATEL Leasing Corporation C30-7 #5536
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 1/20/2001

Notes: Ex BN #5536 and other C30-7 units in storage at Joliet, possibly for Relco Locomotives Inc.


Subject: UP Track Inspection Vehicle EC-4
Location: H Yard - Joliet, IL
Date: 2/1/2001

Notes: Passing over the EJ&E on the H Yard track for unknown reasons. They possibly used the J to change from one line to another.


Subject: KRL Heavy Load Flat Car #370397
Location: Unknown
Date: 3/21/2001

Notes: Some sort of heavy load waits to be delivered.


Subject: BNSF SD70MAC #9449 Leads a Train Eastbound
Location: Unknown
Date: 4/16/2001

Notes: BNSF #9449 is seen leading a train that was detoured on the EJ&E from Spaulding to Eola.


Subject: EMD SD60 #9070 Leads Coal Train
Location: BNSF Yard - Eola, IL
Date: 4/18/2001

Notes: A rare set of 3 EMD SD60's are on a detoured BNSF coal train going from Eola Yard to Spaulding.


Subject: CSX SD70MAC #721 Leads a Coal Train
Location: Unknown
Date: 4/26/2001

Notes: Moving on the EJ&E towards West Chicago.


Subject: UP #7276 and #6488 Leading Coal Trains
Location: Normantown, IL
Date: 4/26/2001

Notes: While stopping his train next to another coal train parked in the siding at Normantown, Neal took the opportunity to get a unique shot from above.

 

Subject: Wisconsin Central SD45 #6623
Location: UP Yard - West Chicago, IL
Date: 4/27/2001

Notes: WC #6623 stays over at UP's West Chicago Yard, after heading a UP Green Bay run-through coal train on the J from Leithton to West Chicago.


Subject: Material Service Switcher
Location: Will County, IL
Date: 5/22/2001

Notes: The switcher from Material Service along the Romeoville Branch is seen taking cars back into its facility.


Subject: Norfolk Southern C40-9W #9343
Location: Unknown
Date: 6/10/2001

Notes: NS #9343 was the lead power on a coal move picked up from Van Loon and taken onto the EJ&E.


Subject: SDM #802 and Illinois Rail Museum BN-1, 2 & 3
Location: West Chicago, IL
Date: 6/18/2001

Notes: #802 is seen picking up Illinois Rail Museum's E-9A BN-1, E-9B BN-2 and E-9A BN-3. The refurbished cab is BN-1.

   

Subject: New Route 59 Bridge Span
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 6/28/2001

Notes: The second span for the new EJ&E bridge over Route 59 in Plainfield waits to be brought to its final destination.


Subject: Consumers Power Company (CPOX) GE #125T
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 11/?/2001

Notes: This GE Center Cab unit was spotted coming in on the Line Train the day before. The unit was possibly on its way to Relco in Minooka.

     

Subject: Rebuilt Switcher #2001
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 12/7/2001

Notes: Unknown owner. Possibly rebuilt by Relco Locomotives in Minooka.

     

Subject: CN C40-8M #2421 Leads the Will County Coal Train
Location: Unknown
Date: 1/1/2002

Notes: A rare CN catch on the EJ&E... Sometimes referred to as a "covered wagon".


Subject: CEFX AC440 #1021
Location: Unknown
Date: 1/4/2002

Notes: A new lease unit makes a visit on the J.


Subject: CEFX AC440 #1020
Location: Plaines Generator - Joliet, IL
Date: 1/6/2002

Notes: Sister unit to #1021 above, #1020 makes an appearance on the coal train to the Plaines generator.


Subject: CNW AC44CW #8823 Waiting for Work
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 1/25/2002

Notes: One of the last un-patched CNW units waits in the EJ&E service pit for a job back to the coal fields.


Subject: CNW AC4400CW #8801
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 5/?/2002

Notes: Another rare CNW survivor passes through on the J.


Subject: Rouge Steel (RCLX) #1262
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 10/25/2002

Notes: This switcher unit had been completely rebuilt by Relco and was waiting at Joliet to be interchanged at Curtiss. The rebuild included a new computer.

   

Subject: CEFX GP20D #2006
Location: East Joliet Yard, IL
Date: 1/10/2003

Notes: Another unique visitor passing through on the EJ&E.

     


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