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Caption: “South Shore 803, one of three massive electric freight motors that the interurban owned, is flying around the sweeping curve that takes the railroad into Chicago. The crew is doing short work and will return to Michigan City later in the day. Gotta tell you, having one of these beauties in your viewfinder was hard to beat. There isn’t anything out there that can match the 800’s, as far as I’m concerned.”

(via CSS&SB 803, Chicago, IL)

Chicago

November 12, 1980

Photo by Bill Johnson

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Caption: “South Shore 801 comes out of the B&OCT interchange at Calumet in Hammond with a long train in June 1975.”

Hammond, Indiana

June 1975

Photo by Lou Gerard

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