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Rail Link 1759

GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive

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Rail Link 1759 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

(RLK 1759, RLK, GM EMD GP9, RLK Locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 15 December 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

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Rail Link 1759 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

(RLK 1759, RLK, GM EMD GP9, RLK Locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 15 December 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

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Rail Link 1759 GM EMD GP9 diesel-electric locomotive in the locomotive yard just east of the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in the Proviso (Melrose Park, Illinois) rail yard.

(RLK 1759, RLK, GM EMD GP9, RLK Locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 19 December 1998 at Proviso locomotive yard).     Image size is available.

"The unit is RaiLink GP9 1759.  The reporting marks are RLK.  It is the Canadian company that RailAmerica took over in July of 1999.  The "I" is dotted with a maple leaf.  RaiLink has four operations in Alberta, two in Ontario and one in New Brunswick." [source posting to LocoNotes email list, posting by Paul J. Crozier Smith, 15 January 2000]

"RLK 1759 was GTW 4135 (blt. 11/58), purchased by RaiLink in 11/96." [source posting to LocoNotes email list, posting by Roman Hawryluk, Lachine, Quebec, Canada, 16 January 2000]

Equipment characteristics of RLK 1759: AAR car type D112 (locomotive), plate type G, external dimensions (length 56' 2", width 10' 11", height 15' 11"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, January 2000]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 21 April 2019 at 14:24. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.