We are looking North on a cold but sunny Saturday afternoon in January of 1989. A northbound Burlingtom Northern freight train has just gotten clearance from the Dispatcher, and is now crossing over the Illinois Central Railroads mainline. The location here is called Brighton Interlocking -or Brighton Junction by some of the local Chicago Railfan Community. Brighton Junction was unique, as they were still using Antique "Steam Era" maual Semaphore Signals well into the age of Satalite Communications.
Brighton Interlocking is located at Archer and Western Avenues on Chicago's southwest side. This is an Isolated Location on an embankment.