Railroads Illustrated December 2009

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Features:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Departments:

Opening Shot • by Mark Llanuza

CTC Board — Current news items.