Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Brighton Junction. Chicago Illinois USA. September 2006.
This is the much fabled steam era manual railroad junction located at Archer and Western Avenues, on the southwest side of Chicago. This location is unique because here, "Past meets present". The latest in modern equipment stops here and waits for clearance just as it was back then. Notice the old fashioned Semaphore Signals and wooden operators shack. The north and south tracks are owned and operated by the Norfolk Southern Railroad, and CSX Transportation. The east and west tracks are owned and operated by the Canadian National railroad, and sees service by Metra commuter trains and Amtrak passenger trains too.