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Chicago Outer Belt

on 2/18/2008

Chicago has long been known as "railroad city" with the many, many railroad lines entering the area from all directions. This book presents a railroad line that did not enter the city from afar, but went around the city, connecting with all the major railroads emanating from the area: the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. This well-illustrated book shows many examples of the people, trackage, motive power, rolling stock, and line-side facilities that made the E,J&E an interesting railroad. This 127-page book should be of interest to any railfan interested in: Chicago railroads, unique locomotives (including rare Baldwin DT-6-6-2000 center-cab diesels), belt lines, junctions, rail history, and the people that made it work. While a fan of the E,J&E for many years, this book brought to light several aspects of the line that I had not known about such as its steam locomotives and right-of-way details under one cover. The E,J&E is still going strong, and this is a welcome overview of this fascinating line.

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In 1884, the Joliet, Aurora and Northern Railroad was formed to connect the growing industrial cities of Joliet and Aurora. This system evolved into the
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. By 1893, it encircled Chicago from Waukegan, via Joliet, to Porter, Indiana. The railroad developed into a prosperous subsidiary of U.S. Steel at the beginning of the 20th century. It primarily served the steel
mills and facilities of its parent company and as a bridge route between the many Chicago railroads it crossed. It has also been an industry innovator. It was one of the first Class 1 railroads to completely convert to diesel locomotive power in 1949 and the first in the world to install an automatic, electrically operated car retarder yard in 1952. Today it is the same prosperous railroad it was over 120 years ago, serving the rail transportation needs of its online customers and as an even more important bridge route for the region''s railroads.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738550572
SKU 204447096
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738550574
Release Date 7/9/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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