Author's note: These photos have come from many sources and contributors. I do not claim ownership of any of the images.
The Little Joe is a type of railroad electric locomotive built by General Electric for export to the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1946. The locomotives had twelve axles, eight of them powered, in a 2-D+D-2 arrangement. They were originally designed to operate on Soviet Railways (SZhD) 3,300 volt DC overhead line system. Above are three pictures of #801, one of the three Little Joes that served the South Shore.
Left and Right: Little Joe #803, at Michigan City Carroll Ave Shops and waiting for a passing passenger.
Left: All three South Shore Little Joes, 801, 802 and 803 at Carroll Avenue Shops. Right: 801 on the point of a railfan excursion. Unknown date and location.
South Shore 700 series electric locomotives. Former New York Central motors, they were modified for operation on the South Shore.
Left: Westinghouse Steeple Cab 1011 at Michigan. Another of the electric freight motors. Right: Two cabs bring a freight rumbling down the street in East Chicago.
Left and Right: The Hiram. Former New York Central passenger car, converted to a business car for the South Shore
Crossing the Calumet River in Illinois.
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