Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Chicago, Illinois (Brighton Park Crossing)
July 27, 1971

This freshly assembled passenger train (Amtrak's Abraham Lincoln) is actually backing through Brighton Park Crossing, on its way to Union Station to collect passengers. At this time the GM&O ran both through passenger and commuter trains out of Chicago. By this time Amtrak had taken over operation of long-distance passenger trains, but GM&O power was still found on the head end. Tracks in the foreground are (near to far) Pennsylvania (by now a bankrupt Penn Central), Baltimore & Ohio and Chicago Junction.

Last updated 1/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.