Thursday, November 30, 2006
Brighton Junction. Chicago Illinois USA. October 2006.
I was passing through the area around Archer and Western Avenues one cloudy morning in October of 2006, so I had decided to see if there was any activity at the crosstracks at the embankment above. The dispatch operator had just raised the upper right side mechanical semaphore signal when I had gotten out of My car. This set of semaphores are not run by electric motors, but rather old fashioned manual mechanical rod linkage. I heard the signal go -'Squeeeek -Click!" soon a CSX Transportation intermodal freight train had stopped at the crosstracks -confirmed the train orders -and proceeded south past the junction.