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Chessie Transfer CY 1, 8-11-89 by eyepilot13 Chessie Transfer CY 1, 8-11-89 by eyepilot13
8/11/89: On a hazy August day at the end of the 80s, Chessie painted GP40-2 and GP39-2 lead a transfer into Cicero Yard. The Ogden Avenue Bridge is still where it belongs over the east throat of the yard.
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Kodimarto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   Filmographer
Beautiful photo! It looks almost like a painting. :)
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!!! I appreciate your kind comment!!! :))
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Kodimarto Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014   Filmographer
You're welcome.
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Brooklyn47 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah...the good old days of the Chessie System. The paint scheme for the Chessie locomotives is a beautiful one...
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! I sure miss the Chessie!
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Brooklyn47 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thinking about the Chessie reminds me of the good days of rail fanning. I'm 26..but I can remember things going back to 1991. Anyway..where some of my family lives in Massachusetts...there is a freight and commuter rail line nearby. I remember seeing all the great Conrail units and there were a couple of times I saw some Chessie units going around.

Just to think that all the freight units I see up there now are either CSX or Norfolk Southern...how times have changed.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes you may find "Foreign power" on certain trains.
Here in Chicago we have everything except FEC, and KCS is pretty rare.
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Brooklyn47 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Seeing "foreign power" here in NYC and in Massachusetts is a very rare sight these days. In the last 13 years, I have seen two Canadian Pacific SD40-2 units running on the New York  Crossharbor Railroad and in the Fresh Pond Yard about 5 times tops. Last year, I saw a GATX unit running on the New York Crossharbor Railroad.

I have heard that some Union Pacific units have made their way into Massachusetts. I'd love to see one there. Wow..I hope the next time some KCS units go through your area...you can get some photos of them.
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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish they still were still around to see the world
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know!!! 
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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i sall a conrail unit get scraped today
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds tragic!
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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yea at least i sall four real bonnets so i sang this song www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivZNu4...
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!! Love them old Chessie engines. :)
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! This is one of my fav all time pix!! :)
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engine666 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
That's a straight GP39. Great shot, too!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It's one of my favorites of all time...I need to scan more negatives, I shot around 200 rolls of film between 1986 and 1999.
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Another fantastic shot! I sure miss those Cats!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man! you and me both!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Very nice EP!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my personal favs! Thanks man!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Me too, buddy!!!
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm so using this as a reference shot for weathering my models. :D
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thanks. :)
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
KITTY!!!!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:meow:
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NigNag Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Super shot
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SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Writer
No brainer on this one to fave :D
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that a GP39-2 or a straight GP39? If it's the former, CSX used to have a LOT more of them than I thought...current numbers only go from 4300 to 4319.
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SMT-Images Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot... and look.. no fences! Miss the good old days.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I miss 'em too!
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