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Past Additions -- 1999

1 October 1999

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Photos of the Schiller Park yard, taken today for a modeler in Derby, England who previously worked for the English, Welsh & Scottish Railway and who then had occasion to visit the Schiller Park yard.

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Wisconsin Central 7554 GM EMD SD45 diesel-electric locomotive [right] and Wisconsin Central 6651 GM EMD FP45 diesel-electric locomotive pull a southbound freight train past Schiller Park yard.

(WC 7554, WC 6651, WC, GM EMD SD45, WC locomotives, Locomotives, GM EMD FP45, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Wisconsin Central 7554 GM EMD SD45 diesel-electric locomotive [right] and Wisconsin Central 6651 GM EMD FP45 diesel-electric locomotive pull a southbound freight train past Schiller Park yard. The square device in the left foreground is a switch heater and electric switch machine.

(WC 7554, WC 6651, WC, GM EMD SD45, WC locomotives, Locomotives, GM EMD FP45, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking south from beside Schiller Park yard, with Schiller Park yard South end Irving Park Road at the end of a northbound freight train. Irving Park Road passes under the yard in a viaduct just beyond the signal bridge. A FRED (Flashing Rear End Device) can be seen attached to the rear coupler.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), WC 84552, FRED, Rail Yards, WC, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, other, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking south from beside Schiller Park yard, with Schiller Park yard South end Irving Park Road at the end of a northbound freight train. Irving Park Road passes under the yard in a viaduct just beyond the signal bridge.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), WC 84552, Signal bridges, Rail Yards, WC, Covered hopper cars, Freight cars, Signals, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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An old wood electrical box, no longer in use.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Rail Yards, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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An old wood electrical box, no longer in use.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Rail Yards, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Soo Line 178040 box car serves as a shed in the Schiller Park yard.

(SOO 178040, SOO, Box cars, Freight cars, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking north into the Schiller Park yard from near Irving Park Road. The square device in the left foreground is a switch heater and electric switch machine. The aircraft is about to land at nearby O'Hare Airport.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Rail Yards, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Looking north into the Schiller Park yard from near Irving Park Road. The square device in the left foreground is a switch heater and electric switch machine.

(Schiller Park yard (south end), Rail Yards, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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Soo Line 178040 box car serves as a shed in the Schiller Park yard.

(SOO 178040, SOO, Box cars, Freight cars, photographed on 1 October 1999 at Schiller Park yard).     Image size is available.

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