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43 Years Later by classictrains 43 Years Later by classictrains
Many years ago I took pictures of this spot with a Burlington streamliner and a pre-Metra Commuter. Everything has changed except for the track alignment and the bridge over Main Street at the far end of the platform. The station used to be on the right (north) side of the tracks. Now that structure is little more than a cover over the Pedestrian Tunnel to the platform and station on the south side of main 3.

You can't tell it from this shot... but the first and third car from the engine are the same 6-window cars that were in use in 1965.
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Student Photographer
I always find the american control cars odd. In the time when Germany had similar cars (all rebuilt or out of service now) they were known as "drivers toilet", so I can't really imagine that it's a very comfortable thing for the engineer. Also, aerodynamics are probably not the strongest point of this arrangement. Sure, you can put them in the middle of the train, but how often do you really want that?

But if it works, as it apparently does, I have little reason to complain.
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
There are two of them in this consist (one in the middle). They tend to separate them on week-ends.
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Student Photographer
Ah, that's interesting.
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