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On Monday morning, January 27, 1997, I met with
by the Amtrak ticket counter in Chicago. Vince is a network instructor at
the Amtrak Car Shop facility in Chicago. Vince is the editor and a
contributor to the Technical Training Newsletter. Prior to this meeting in
person, my only communication with Vince was through e-mail. I started
exchanging e-mail with Vince when I ran across his internet web page for
In this photo we see Vince demonstrating a test bench that was built to
train and examine the welding skills of Amtrak car shop workers. But, more
about that later. Vince McGraw arranged for my tour of the Car Shop
facilities and deserves our thanks for making it possible for me to share
with you these unique perspectives and photos of the Amtrak Yard and Shops
in Chicago, Illinois!
The photos in this slide show were taken in the mid-1990's
by Steve Grande on his Amtrak travels throughout the nation.
The size of the photos is purposely smaller as disk space
was expensive and download speeds were slower at that time.
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