Chicago West Pullman & Southern
The Chicago West Pullman & Southern was a switching road on the Southeast side of Chicago switching steel
mills of Wisconsin Steel and hauling steel between its two seperate lines. An all EMD road the CWP&S
complemented its SW8's with power bought second hand. The early maroon scheme gave way to an attractive
blue & white scheme in 1978. To get to Irondale yard required driving through pretty tough neighbourhoods
on Chicago's south side!
CWPS SW1 - This SW1 38 was formally Chicago & Northwestern and was one of
the last SW1's built. Shown at Irondale Yard (104th st) in fresh blue paint in 1979.
CWPS SW1 - Another shot of SW1 #38. Note the modern twin beam
sealed headlight and the single taper to the cab, a late model SW1.
CWPS SW8 - #46 also in fresh paint at Irondale yard in 1979. Built in 1952.
CWPS SW8 - A classic SW8 in the original simple scheme. I like this type of
scheme on a switcher all business. I believe purchased new by the railroad.
CWPS SW9 - The sun lights up SW9 #51, ex Mississippi Central #210.
This type of roster shot shows all the details.
CWPS SW8 CHICAGO - Danger switcher at work!
CWP&S SW8 #45 on the slag dump at Irondale in 1979. A daily routine for this unit.
All photos were generously submitted by Brian Nicholson
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