Thursday, February 15, 2007

Southbound Burlington Northern RR transfer train near Midway Airport.Chicago Illinois USA. January 1990.

I took this photo near west 67th Street,east of south Cicero Avenue. The freight train seen here is a southbound Burlington Northern railroad transfer train, and it is traveling over the Belt Railway of Chicago trackage enroute to nearby Clearing Yard, in southwest suburban Bedford Park Illinois. This is just located south of Chicago's Midway Airport.

Midway Airport was once known as the Chicago Municipal Airport, and was renamed to Midway Airport after world war 2, in honor of the pacific battle at Midway Island.


tlee169 said...

My paper route was on the left, Knox and Kilpatrick from 65th to 67th. In 1956-59, when airplanes had propellers!

Eddie said...

That must have been a pleasant time to live and grow up in that Chicago neighborhood back then.
I sometimes imagine how this transfer train would have looked like back then with a 2-8-2 , or a large 2-10-2 drag freight steam locomotive on the head end in earlier times.

Ones imagination has all the bells and whistles.

Thank You.