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The lightning in the top of the photo
The lightning in the top of the photo means we don't have much time to take pictures. But this accentuates the light on Frisco 1630, Illinois Railway Museum's premiere steam engine. On the left, a trolley is approaching on the electric line, as visitors watch the scene with great interest.
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Northern Pacific Railway 5650 at Cicero, Illinois
Northern Pacific Railway 5650 at Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in October 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
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Chicago & North Western Railway caboose
Chicago & North Western Railway caboose 11158 at about Cicero and Montrose Avenues in Chicago, Illinois on July 6, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
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Illinois Railway also known as IR  

The Illinois Railway (formerly Illinois Railnet) (reporting mark IR) is a shortline railroad operating in northern Illinois, United States. It operates 113 miles (182 km) of former Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway trackage. This railroad was created in 1997 and operates 4 lines in Northern Illinois. It is owned by OmniTRAX.

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