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After seeing the Illinois Railway's CF7 no.5 being hauled away in pieces on trucks in La Salle on Nov 8th, 2013, I decided to come home and post some pictures I took over the years of the Illinois Railnet/Railway.  Unfortunately I was too late to see the crews actually cut her up but I did see the nose of it being hualed on a semi-trailer going up the hill to wherever. The wheels were being tied down on a flatbed near the ole Rock Island Depot. The flood of 2013 took a toll on ole No. 5 as it sat in a few feet of water for a week or more. They never used it again after that and probably did not use it much before that. But I did see it in action. Enjoy the pics.

2010 IR at work in La Salle yard
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Photo by Ray Tutaj Jr.

In Ottawa perhaps in 2005?
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Photo by Ray Tutaj Jr.

No. 3 sitiing in LaSalle. It was the first to go.
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Photo by Ray Tutaj Jr.

An old Zearing to Streator Timetable
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My fav loco the IR used was GW 5625
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I will post much more of the IR soon!































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