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    ABOVE: Complete with flying white flags, a South Chicago to Waukegan, Illinois, special-operated by Elgin, Joliet & Eastern-rolls across a lift bridge at Indiana Harbor on May 14, 1996. ABOVE: Paint schemes associated with the north, south, east, and west meet on January 12, 1997, at the McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, facility of the Pittsburgh Industrial Railroad-a new RailTex short line. The railroad's fleet includes two leased Conrail GP15s, together with locomotives acquired from Goderich-Exeter (locomotive No. 178); Texas & New Mexico (No. 2234); and Salt Lake City Southern (No. 2207). Pittsburgh Industrial began operations on December 1, 1996, over trackage formerly owned by Conrail.
    RailNews - June 1997 - Page 66 RailNews - June 1997 - Page 67

    BELOW: A Willamette Valley train passes the landmark clock tower at Mt. Angel, Oregon, on February 17, 1997. RIGHT: Dynamic brakes are howling as Maryland Midland train UBHF (Union Bridge, Maryland, to Highfield) drops down a 1.93 percent grade and rounds the horseshoe curve at Sabillasville, Maryland, on December 7, 1996. This trackage was once part of the Western Maryland. RIGHT: Although heavy snow made headlines throughout the Mid west this year, adverse winter weather is par for the course in Upper Michigan's snow belt. On the final approach to the Stone Container paper mill, three of Escanaba & Lake Superior's former Reserve Mining SD9s cross the Ontonagon River at Ontonagon, Michigan. The railroad plans to extend its reach by operating a barge from Ontonagon across Lake Superior to Thunder Bay, Ontario, to bring Canadian pulpwood to paper mills in northern Wisconsin.
    RailNews - June 1997 - Page 68 RailNews - June 1997 - Page 69

    ABOVE: Copper Basin job OT-1, led by a former Kennecott GP39-2, brings a troin of copper are through Kearney, Arizona, on August 28, 1996. Note the narrow fuel tanks permitting increased ground clearance for the locomotives. ABOVE: McCloud Railway SD38s bask in the sun at McCloud, California, on November 11, 1996. Both locomotives wear the railroad's newest red-and-silver paint scheme.
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    RIGHT: Delta Southern's Extra 105 North leaves the Union Pacific main line at Huttig Junction in Monroe, Louisiana, on November 8, 1996. These former Santa Fe CF7s have become popular locomotives for many short lines. BELOW: On February 8, 1992, an inbound Weyerhaeuser Woods' train crosses the line's spectacular curving trestle at Rocky Point, Washington, on its way to the company's lumber mill at Longview, Washington. ABOVE: Eastern Idaho Railroad's Jerome Local-with a GP7 leading (former Santa Fe) and a GP30-heads toward Falls City, Idaho, on October 4, 1995. The Eastern Idaho Railroad operates former Union Pacific branches in southern Idaho.
    RailNews - June 1997 - Page 72 RailNews - June 1997 - Page 73

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    • Original Author Multiple
    • Source RailNews
    • Publication Date June 1997

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