Thursday, May 04, 2006

Westbound Union Pacific Railroad transfer train at Hayford Junction. April 1987.

A beautiful sunny and warm Saturday afternoon in the Spring of 1987, is seen at Hayford Junction on Chicago's Southwest side. A westbound Union Pacific Railroad transfer train of Large Hi Cube boxcars used in "Auto Parts" service , is about to cross over the Grand Trunk Western Railroads crosstracks at this interchange junction, and proceed to the Belt Railway of Chicago's famous Clearing Yard near Chicago's Midway Airport. The two Diesel locomotives are late 1970's EMD GP 15 T diesel roadswitchers. Today , The union Pacific uses them almost exclusively for Yard Switching and local switching freight trains.

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