I took ME to the boat show, then to Blue Island on saturday. I waited 60-ish minutes for a RI train to Tinley then. It was a pleasant trip as always, but I made an interesting discovery. I heard a whistle that sounded just like a European steam locomotive from a WWII movie - single note, very high pitch. This IAIS transfer comes chugging through with caboose leading - with the Euro whistle blowing it's heard out - and crewmen on the platform. About 20-30 cars later, two GP38's pushing their hearts out come chugging along. Not your typical consist, definitely one I've never seen. FYI, the caboose appeared to be ex-ATSF painted red with a small yellow RI "beaver pelt" herald with the words "dedicated to Paul _____".
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