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Railroads Illustrated December 2009

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Homeward Boundby Justin Franz — After more than three months on a cross-country trip, SP 4-8-4 4449 returns to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Change on the Passby Justin Franz — From F9s to SD40-2s on Marias Pass.

EJ&E Recallby Mike Schafer — Forty-four years worth of encounters with the J."

Elgin, Joliet & Easternby Tom Figura — A final tribute to the Chicago Outer Belt.

First Class Photo Section—Dedicated to the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern

Last Day of the Jby Mike Raia — A pictorial look at the events of January 31, 2009.


Opening Shotby Mark Llanuza

CTC Board—Current news items.