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I was just browsing with Bing birdseye view and ran across a couple of SWs on industrial tracks in Stickney, IL., north of the river. I'm assuming this is part of the Chicago Sanitary District. Didn't know they had SWs of their own.

The stack is capped on the one in the photo, and the number boards have been taken out of the headlight in the one in front of it. Do you know if these are permanently stored?

Given the cap on the stack they could be permanently stored or they could just be shut down and the stack capped to keep rain out of the exhaust. btw there are number boards on the one in front. Hard to tell but look closely you can see the number one. at first glance it does look empty though. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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