28.7.16

RAILROAD PRESERVATION AT ITS BEST.

Last weekend, the Illinois Railway Museum showcased its diesel collection.  Here's one of the highlights.


Three E units and approximately 7200 hp are excessive power for a nine-car train (including a dynamometer car, sleeper-lounge, dining car, five coaches and a combine) and the trailing unit (Milwaukee 37A) is in better shape mechanically than cosmetically.  But the sound, and the acceleration!  The lead unit is from Burlington Northern's executive train stable, and the B unit might be returning to Wisconsin and Southern.

1 comment:

David Foster said...

Stephen, you might be interested in our discussion of robotics, jobs, and productivity, at Chicago Boyz:

http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/53582.html