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One of the large aggregate suppliers in the Chicago is or was the Consumers Company with a number of gravel pits surrounding Chicago. They operated steam until the late 1950s at various locations. It also seems as if there was no order to their numbers, and there were duplications between pits. For this reason, I will divide this by pit location.
16 looks to be a Cooke locomotive.
23 looks very similar, but with the domes it could be a Porter.
30 is probably a Porter.
1 was built by Alco-Cooke in March, 1923, #64228.
106-1 was a 44 Ton General Electric, June, 1946, #28490. It came from Union Freight RR where it was 1 in December, 1953. Later it was sold to Dolese & Shepard Co.
23 was built by Baldwin and seems to be the only tender locomotive other than the 701.
26 was built by Porter 1924 #6856. It later became Vulcan Materials as 26.
106-2 was a 44 Ton General Electric, June, 1946, #28491. It came from Union Freight RR in December, 1953, where it was 2. It later became Vulcan Materials as 21611.
106-6 was built by Plymouth.
3299 doen't fit any other category as far as numbers or builder identity.
Mount Carmel, Illinois
106B had an unusual number.
106-5 was a 44 Ton General Electric, built June, 1946, #28494. was formerly Union Freight RR 5, acquired in December, 1953. It later became Vulcan Materials 4687 and was retired by them in December, 1970. They sold it to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive where it became 113.
South Beloit, Illinois
2 was built by Davenport.
22 appears to be another Cooke.
26 may be the same.
701 was built by Alco in March, 1914, #54627 as Chicago & Illinois Western 701. It was sold to Clapp Riley & Hall Equipment Co., who sold it to Consumers Co. It is now at the Mid-Continent Rail Museum at North Freedom, WI.
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