In preparation for an article in the August 1963 issue of "Trains," Arthur D. Dubin (right) visited the cab of the North Coast Limited, running on the Burlington line's track from Chicago to St. Paul. The engineer is unidentified; J. W. MacPherson, the Burlington's road foreman of engines, stands in the middle. It was fairly unusual for railroads to permit writers in locomotive cabs. As a successful author, Dubin received some perks. The North Coast Limited was the premier train of the Northern Pacific that ran on Burlington tracks between Chicago and St. Paul, which accounts for the Burlington photographer's having taken the picture. Dubin was an architect at the Chicago firm of Dubin, Dubin & Moutoussamy and retired as a senior partner in 1993.