Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Westbound Canadian National freight train. North Riverside Illinois USA. September 2006.

I took this photo one day after work, on location at a place called Commons Park , in the west suburban village of North Riverside Illinois. The Canadian National Railroad's former Illinois Central Iowa division mainline runs adjacent to the north side of this large city park. This park is located on the east side of Des Plaines Avenue between west 26th Street and west Cermak Road, and is located next to a large Police and Fire station, and also the city Public Works. The lead diesel locomotive in the gray color scheme appears to be a secondhand unit from the Kansas City Southern Railroad,wich uses this particulair color scheme. The 2nd unit looks like it may have been borrowed from CSX Transportation.
During the early to mid 1970's, this park used to be a practice Golf driving range that I had
occasionally visited with My family on summer evenings. During the late 1970's, it was sold and remade into todays Commmons Park. This is a nice place to take Your family to.

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