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Amtrak Chicago Yard Photographs

Film Roll #4

Photographs from a tour of the Amtrak Chicago Yard and Car Shops.

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  • 01-03: Wheel Truing Machine grinds wheels to be shiney and round
  • 04-04: Wheels on a track in the car shop
  • 05-05: Equipment in the car shop
  • 06-06: Old waste removal truck in the car shop

  • 07-07: Equipment in the car shop
  • 08-08: Floor cleaning truck in the car shop
  • 09-09: Fork lift carrying wheels. Yellow pole is jack to lift up one side of train car.
  • 10-10: Assorted Amtrak passenger cars in the yard
  • 11-11: Amtrak employee cars. Yard engine in background.
  • 12-12: Employee tags in boxes indicating worker is on train not to be moved.

  • 13-14: Fans used to suck the dust out of the car while air vents are cleaned.
  • 15-15: Chicago skyline past Amtrak buildings and employee parking.
  • 16-16: Superliner Dining Car in the yard.
  • 17-17: Assorted passenger cars: Viewliner, Superliner, Heritage & Amfleet
  • 18-18: Computer tracking of batteries & maintenance in the "WAD BOX".
  • 19-19: Snow covered wheels in front of a Amtrak Superliner.
  • 20-20: Chicago Skyline past a Superliner train in the yard.

  • 21-21: Amtrak Viewliner in the yard.
  • 22-22: This Superliner was damaged in the derailment of the Pioneer in January 1997.


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