Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Westbound Canadian Pacific freight train leaving Bensenville Illinois USA. August 2006.
I took this photograph in August of 2006, looking west from the Bensenville Metra station along Main Street. This railroad line is the former Milwaukee Road Railroad. The Milwaukee Road was having numerous financial difficulties during its final years including Bankruptcy. In 1985, the Soo Line Railroad merged and absorbed the former Milwaukee Road. During the year of 1990, The Canadian Pacific Railroad Merged and absorbed the former Soo Line into it's own corporate system. 21 years after the Merger with the Milwaukee Road, and 16 years after the Merger with the Canadian Pacific Railroad, Soo line cabooses are still in daily use on some CP Rail trains in the Bensenville Area, mostly used on switching locals these days. Rusty but still rolling.