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Unusual  AB-6 unit
Title:  Unusual AB-6 unit
Description:  one of two AB-6 units built for the RI by EMD in 1940 - a B unit with cab to head Colorado Springs section of Rocky Mountain Rocket when divided at Limon, Colorado
Photo Date:  9/9/1961  Upload Date: 4/6/2008 11:57:35 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  EDWARD J. OZOG
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  1396   Comments: 3
Picture 12, CB&Q/CRI&P Wreck
Title:  Picture 12, CB&Q/CRI&P Wreck
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/28/1964  Upload Date: 6/15/2007 10:00:24 PM
Location:  Montgomery, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 638B(E7B) CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  2670   Comments: 1
CRI&P AB6 750
Title:  CRI&P AB6 750
Description:  Rock Island AB6 750 at 47th Street in Chicago, Illinois on March 28, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in June 1940 ( c/n 1066 ) on EMC Order E306B, it was sold for scrap to Joliet Railway Equipment during January 1974.
Photo Date:  3/28/1965  Upload Date: 6/10/2017 6:54:34 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
CRI&P AB6 750
Title:  CRI&P AB6 750
Description:  CRI&P AB6 750, 47th Street, Chicago, Illinois, March 28, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in June 1940 (c/n 1066) on EMC Order E306B, it was sold for scrap to Joliet Railway Equipment during January 1974. As originally built, it had a single 12-567 prime mover and a baggage section where the second prime mover would be. The concept was to run this locomotive (with an E6A leading) on the Rocky Mountain Rocket from Chicago to Limon, Colorado, where the train was broken into two sections, one going to Denver, and the AB6 would power the other section to Colorado Springs. Although two A-units could have sufficed, at the time Rock Island's management was concerned about the aesthetics of the train. One prime mover proved insufficient as the passenger load increased, and this unit and 751 (another AB6) were returned to EMD for installation of a second prime mover, making them E6B's with a cab. Sometime during 1965, both AB6's exchanged their steam generators for HEP power plants and were assigned to commuter service.
Photo Date:  3/28/1965  Upload Date: 9/7/2010 12:23:24 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  1299   Comments: 0
CRI&P AB6 750
Title:  CRI&P AB6 750
Description:  CRI&P AB6 750, 47th Street, Chicago, Illinois, March 28, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in June 1940 (c/n 1066) on EMC Order E306B, it was sold for scrap to Joliet Railway Equipment during January 1974. As originally built, it had a single 12-567 prime mover and a baggage section where the second prime mover would be. The concept was to run this locomotive (with an E6A leading) on the Rocky Mountain Rocket from Chicago to Limon, Colorado, where the train was broken into two sections, one going to Denver, and the AB6 would power the other section to Colorado Springs. Although two A-units could have sufficed, at the time Rock Island's management was concerned about the aesthetics of the train. One prime mover proved insufficient as the passenger load increased, and this unit and 751 (another AB6) were returned to EMD for installation of a second prime mover (I'm trying to find the date the second prime mover was added), making them E6B's with a cab. Sometime during 1965, both AB6's exchanged their steam generators for HEP power plants and were assigned to commuter service.
Photo Date:  3/28/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2009 11:12:22 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  1112   Comments: 1
Blunt Ends Forward, Shall We Race? At Englewood Union Station
Title:  Blunt Ends Forward, Shall We Race? At Englewood Union Station
Description:  An AB6 had an E6B carbody modified with a single 1000 h.p. engine, windows and controls at one end, baggage compartment, and steam generator. Only two were built by EMD in June 1940 for the Rock Island (#s 750 and 751) for the Rocky Mountain Rocket (Google it). The train would run from Chicago to Limon, CO with an EA-unit on the front and an AB6 second. The train was split at Limon with the AB6 taking a few cars to Colorado Springs and the other unit taking the rest of the cars to Denver. The reverse happened on the trip to Chicago. Of course over the years there were variations on this theme. The six pictures I am posting are about how the EA6s lived out there lives in commuter service in Northeastern, Illinois. It looks to me that a second diesel was added in the baggage compartment making each a full E-unit. Can someone confirm this? Enjoy!
Photo Date:  4/21/1965  Upload Date: 2/25/2007 8:49:11 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6) CRIP 535(SW1)
Views:  1252   Comments: 1
CRI&P 750 at Englewood Union Station in 1965
Title:  CRI&P 750 at Englewood Union Station in 1965
Description:  An AB6 had an E6B carbody modified with a single 1000 h.p. engine, windows and controls at one end, baggage compartment, and steam generator. Only two were built by EMD in June 1940 for the Rock Island (#s 750 and 751) for the Rocky Mountain Rocket (Google it). The train would run from Chicago to Limon, CO with an EA-unit on the front and an AB6 second. The train was split at Limon with the AB6 taking a few cars to Colorado Springs and the other unit taking the rest of the cars to Denver. The reverse happened on the trip to Chicago. Of course over the years there were variations on this theme. The six pictures I am posting are about how the EA6s lived out there lives in commuter service in Northeastern, Illinois. It looks to me that a second diesel was added in the baggage compartment making each a full E-unit. Can someone confirm this? Enjoy!
Photo Date:  4/21/1965  Upload Date: 2/25/2007 8:49:08 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  1729   Comments: 1
Come On Guys, Let's Go!  Englewood Union Station
Title:  Come On Guys, Let's Go! Englewood Union Station
Description:  An AB6 had an E6B carbody modified with a single 1000 h.p. engine, windows and controls at one end, baggage compartment, and steam generator. Only two were built by EMD in June 1940 for the Rock Island (#s 750 and 751) for the Rocky Mountain Rocket (Google it). The train would run from Chicago to Limon, CO with an EA-unit on the front and an AB6 second. The train was split at Limon with the AB6 taking a few cars to Colorado Springs and the other unit taking the rest of the cars to Denver. The reverse happened on the trip to Chicago. See: http://www.railroademporium.com/images/stories/ri/rocky-mountain-rocket-lg.jpg. Of course over the years there were variations on this theme. A second diesel was added in the baggage compartment making each a full E-unit. The six pictures I am posting are about how the EA6s lived out there lives in commuter service in Northeastern, Illinois. What is all that piping on the roof? Enjoy!
Photo Date:  4/21/1965  Upload Date: 2/25/2007 8:49:09 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  2167   Comments: 3
CRI&P AB6 750
Title:  CRI&P AB6 750
Description:  CRI&P AB6 750 at 47th Street, Chicago, Illinois, June 13, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in June 1940 (c/n 1066) on EMC Order E306B, it was powered by a single 12-567 prime mover and a baggage door where the door over the fuel tank is located. Later a second prime mover was added. I cannot find the exact date, but photos shot in 1957 show a second prime mover and no baggage door. Sometime during 1965, the steam generator was replaced by a HEP power plant, and the unit was assigned to suburban service. It was sold for scrap to Joliet Railway Equipment during January 1974.
Photo Date:  6/13/1965  Upload Date: 10/28/2009 10:47:34 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  782   Comments: 1
CRIP 750
Title:  CRIP 750
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/1967  Upload Date: 5/28/2014 2:08:22 PM
Location:  New Lenox, IL
Author:  Ken Carlson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  298   Comments: 0
The Headlights Have It, Train #506 with 2 Pullman Standard Coaches
Title:  The Headlights Have It, Train #506 with 2 Pullman Standard Coaches
Description:  An AB6 had an E6B carbody modified with a single 1000 h.p. engine, windows and controls at one end, baggage compartment, and steam generator. Only two were built by EMD in June 1940 for the Rock Island (#s 750 and 751) for the Rocky Mountain Rocket (Google it). The train would run from Chicago to Limon, CO with an EA-unit on the front and an AB6 second. The train was split at Limon with the AB6 taking a few cars to Colorado Springs and the other unit taking the rest of the cars to Denver. The reverse happened on the trip to Chicago. Of course over the years there were variations on this theme. The six pictures I am posting are about how the EA6s lived out there lives in commuter service in Northeastern, Illinois. It looks to me that a second diesel was added in the baggage compartment making each a full E-unit. Can someone confirm this? Enjoy!
Photo Date:  3/29/1971  Upload Date: 2/25/2007 8:49:10 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  1101   Comments: 0
CRI&P 750
Title:  CRI&P 750
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/2/1971  Upload Date: 3/1/2007 9:00:26 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  1033   Comments: 0
CRIP WB
Title:  CRIP WB
Description:  -750(AB-6)
Photo Date:  12/29/1971  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 9:57:35 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  394   Comments: 0
CRIP WB
Title:  CRIP WB
Description:  677-750(F-7A;AB-6)
Photo Date:  12/29/1971  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 9:59:01 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  412   Comments: 0
RI 750
Title:  RI 750
Description:  Rare EMD AB-6 Locomotive
Photo Date:  8/11/1972  Upload Date: 9/20/2011 6:47:34 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  788   Comments: 7
RI 750
Title:  RI 750
Description:  EMD AB-6A
Photo Date:  8/11/1972  Upload Date: 6/24/2014 6:27:30 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  339   Comments: 5
Rock Island 750
Title:  Rock Island 750
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/11/1972  Upload Date: 3/8/2017 8:09:40 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  139   Comments: 7
CRIP 750 AB6
Title:  CRIP 750 AB6
Description:  Last AB6 on roster.
Photo Date:  6/2/1973  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 2:24:42 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Dean E Arnold
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  45   Comments: 1
RI AB6 getting scrapped
Title:  RI AB6 getting scrapped
Description:  RI's AB6 #750 getting cut up in Rockdale, IL. Sad sight.
Photo Date:  1/1/1974  Upload Date: 2/4/2014 2:46:04 PM
Location:  Rockdale, IL
Author:  Ken Carlson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 750(AB6)
Views:  881   Comments: 3
Picture 11, CB&Q/CRI&P Wreck
Title:  Picture 11, CB&Q/CRI&P Wreck
Description:  This diesel was later used in suburban service. See for example: http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=665054
Photo Date:  9/28/1964  Upload Date: 6/15/2007 10:00:23 PM
Location:  Montgomery, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 751(AB6)
Views:  3071   Comments: 0
CRI&P F7 677
Title:  CRI&P F7 677
Description:  CRI&P F7 677, La Salle Street Station, Chicago, Illinois, October 31, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Note the UP business car, possibly bringing visiting officials to Chicago for discussions with Rock Island officials. There was a merger plan around this photo date, but it never went through. Number 677 was built in March 1949 (c/n 6141) on EMD Order E975A. Number 751 was built as 1000 horsepower AB6 751 in June 1940 (c/n 1067) on EMC Order E306B, originally containing a baggage section where the second prime mover would have been. This proved to be insufficient to power the Colorado Springs section of the Rocky Mountain Rocket, and it was returned to EMD for installation of a second prime mover. During 1965, the steam generator was replaced with a HEP generator, and it was assigned to suburban service. It was sold for scrap November 1973.
Photo Date:  10/31/1965  Upload Date: 10/17/2009 11:33:40 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  CRIP 677(F7A) CRIP 751(AB6)
Views:  1624   Comments: 2
The Toaster at 16th Street Tower
Title:  The Toaster at 16th Street Tower
Description:  CRIP 751
Photo Date:  4/10/1968  Upload Date: 6/15/2010 8:29:53 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Unknown
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 751(AB6)
Views:  619   Comments: 1
CRI&P 751 in 1969
Title:  CRI&P 751 in 1969
Description:  An AB6 had an E6B carbody modified with a single 1000 h.p. engine, windows and controls at one end, baggage compartment, and steam generator. Only two were built by EMD in June 1940 for the Rock Island (#s 750 and 751) for the Rocky Mountain Rocket (Google it). The train would run from Chicago to Limon, CO with an EA-unit on the front and an AB6 second. The train was split at Limon with the AB6 taking a few cars to Colorado Springs and the other unit taking the rest of the cars to Denver. The reverse happened on the trip to Chicago. Of course over the years there were variations on this theme. The six pictures I am posting are about how the EA6s lived out there lives in commuter service in Northeastern, Illinois. A second diesel was added in the baggage compartment making each a full E-unit. Enjoy!
Photo Date:  9/1/1969  Upload Date: 2/25/2007 8:49:12 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 751(AB6)
Views:  1142   Comments: 1
CRI&P 751
Title:  CRI&P 751
Description:  One of two AB6s built in June 1940 for the Rocky Mountain Rocket, Rock Island 751 is shown here in Chicago-Joliet commuter service, and would be sold for scrap to Luria Brothers in 11/73. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  8/23/1971  Upload Date: 9/7/2015 12:13:04 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Mike Woodruff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 751(AB6)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
RI 751
Title:  RI 751
Description:  This is a rare (only two produced, and they were both RI locomotives.) EMD AB-6.
Photo Date:  4/2/1972  Upload Date: 1/12/2012 11:09:25 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CRIP 751(AB6)
Views:  663   Comments: 6
Rock Island 751
Title:  Rock Island 751
Description:  Rare EMD AB6
Photo Date:  4/2/1972  Upload Date: 12/7/2017 8:14:32 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CRIP 751(AB6)
Views:  52   Comments: 2
CRIP 751
Title:  CRIP 751
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 5/28/2014 2:05:38 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Jeff Carlson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 751(AB6)
Views:  246   Comments: 2


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