|1939 Aerial Photo|
|Harold J. Krewer posted|
North of Amboy, the main roads didn't follow the Gruber very closely and the train showed no indication it would be stopping for anything, so instead of gambling on getting another out-in-the-country shot I went straight to Dixon for the "money shot" of crossing the Rock River. I was not disappointed!August 1985, Harold Krewer photos.
|Jim French posted|
Poor photo but lots of nostalgia. ICG Southbound at Dixon, IL (Summer 1978). Southbound ICG Train #73 crossing the Rock River at Dixon, IL. Com-Ed's former INU Dixon Station is seen in the background. It would be demolished the following year. Jim French photo.
[The cars look short like sand cars. The IC Gruber line does come north from LaSalle, which is close to the sand mining area along the Illinois River. So they hauled long cuts of sand long before fracing was invented.]
|Michael Wayne Sitter posted|
The southbound Freeport to La Salle local with an all orange Geep crossing the Rock River at Dixon, IL in the summer of 1985. The train is approaching the stone arch viaduct to the right where the joint ICG/CNW Sandusky spur crossed under the ICG on its way to the Medusa Cement Plant. The north side of Dixon had many grade crossings and when I heard the horn sound I had ridden my bike as close as I could for a quick grab shot. I lived just a few blocks to the west from this location. The grassy field in the foreground once was the site of a large coal fired steam plant. -Michael W. Sitter