Cold Winter Light
Angular shafts of cold winter sunlight slice through the hazy diesel exhaust filling the Bush trainshed at C&NW's Madison Street Station. On the left is C&NW F7A #416, just in on train #712 from Crystal Lake. On the next track is E8 5031A and beyond are baby blue RTA E8s 517 and 522. On this cold Saturday morning, January 9, 1982 there are no F40PHs to be found, but EMD in nearby LaGrange will deliver another batch of the units a year later silence some of these classic carbodies.