Still in the Rainbow Era at Joliet

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio motive power is still in place on April 14, 1973, as the southbound Abraham Lincoln calls at Joliet, Illinois.

Pulling Amtrak Train No. 303 are GM&O E7A Nos. 101 and 103A, both of which were built by EMD in the middle 1940s.

The train originated in Milwaukee at 3:20 p.m. and is due into St. Louis Union Station at 10:35 p.m.

Note the mixture of equipment in Amtrak colors and the colors of their original owners.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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One Response to “Still in the Rainbow Era at Joliet”

  1. Christian Showalter Says:

    I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your site! It’s the first thing I look at each day! Proud graduate of Eastern Illinois University.

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