Burlington Northern #9989 @ Chicago, IL on 27 May 1971
BN 9984 photo here
Veteran E-unit Chicago Burlington & Quincy #9989 had worked the Chicagoland "racetrack" since its delivery to the railroad in January 1956. This photo depicts the aging cab unit as it waits at the Canal Street Yard for its next run to Aurora. It appears years of hard service and weather have combined to "sandblast" the E9A's front end, thus revealing the black nose stripes worn originally when the A-1-A + A-1-A commuter unit first rolled out of EMD's McCook, IL plant. (R. Craig photo)

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