CSTM/CN005407For
            many years, the principal through-freights between Chicago, Illinois, and New London,
            Connecticut, were trains 490 (eastbound) and 491 (westbound). Operated jointly by the
            Grand Trunk Western, Canadian National and Central Vermont railways, they provided the
            quickest rail service available between Chicago and New York City. Here, John Gilpin
            passes a message to the engineer of 490 at London, Ontario. The locomotive is the
            CNR’s U-3a 4-8-4 6308.

CSTM/CN005407
For many years, the principal through-freights between Chicago, Illinois, and New London, Connecticut, were trains 490 (eastbound) and 491 (westbound). Operated jointly by the Grand Trunk Western, Canadian National and Central Vermont railways, they provided the quickest rail service available between Chicago and New York City. Here, John Gilpin passes a message to the engineer of 490 at London, Ontario. The locomotive is the CNR’s U-3a 4-8-4 6308.



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