To celebrate 10K page views I pulled out another Santa Fe Warbonnet.... for me and all of you out there for whom this is your favorite American paint.
Joliet isn't really a "small" town but if you were heading to the Southwest it was far better to catch your train here than to go into Chicago. Here a Santa Fe streamliner is loading up while people are lining up for a GM&O train pulling in. In a couple of hours there will be a Rock Island Rocket on the rails crossing these just behind me. If you really wanted to go into the City, there were hourly commuter runs on the Rock.
I need to go back to an old OG to figure out just what trains these are.