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TOM'S RAILFAN PAGES
SOME PHOTOS













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This sleek looking trainset is called Talent
and it is powered by two diesel engines located
under the train. The city of Ottowa,Ontario
has three of these operating a commuter line using an
underused freight branch line. The city constructed
eight stations and the trains have been well received.
This is an example of how one can build a passenger line
with out the high expense of installing overhead wires.
Once funding is again available, then the overhead can be built.
The passenger trains operate during the day and the freight
runs at night.

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The interior of the Talent DMU with
large windows and wide seats. The
Talent features low floor boarding.

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Chicago Car 28 and Milwaukee Streetcar #846
at the Appleton Trolley Museum

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Chicago Car 28 boarding passengers at Howard St in 1967
















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A great thrill of mine was to operate car 45 on the
East Troy Electric Railroad.
















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Cars 1-4, the entire 1959 high performance fleet
pose on the North Side Line of the CTA.
The cars were known as the Circus Wagons,
named by the employees.
I had several encounters with these rare cars
as a small boy.
Click on In Search of Circus Wagons
for the story.

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A four car set of 4000 series cars operate
as the Evanston Express for the last time
under trolley wire in 1973. The overhead
was turned off and the cars ran on third rail
for the first time on the return trip.