Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Union Pacific Railroad yard switching move. Hayford Junction. Chicago Illinois USA. May 1987.

I was at Hayford Junction enjoying a very pleasant Saturday afternoon, in May of 1987.
Hayford Junction is a busy cross track interchange junction, located on Chicago's southwest side at West 76th Street and South St.Louis Avenue. This junction location is where the Belt Railway of Chicago crosses and interchanges with the GTW or Grand trunk Western Railroad. The two late 1970's vintage EMD GP-15T diesel locomotives, are switching the nearby Belt Railway of Chicago Clearing Yard. This was one of many back and forth switching movements these two locomotives made here at the crosstracks. We are looking east. The bridge in the background to the right is South Kedzie Avenue. Hidden behind the locomotives , is the very fragrent "Nabisco"cookie factory.

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