I took this photo at Mc.Cook Junction near suburban Lyons Illinois. It was a bitterly cold early January morning in 2007. At the location shown here...The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad's north /south line crosses and interchanges with the BNSF Railways former Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe mainline. This view is looking north on the Indiana Harbor Belt tracks. The Bridge in the background is Joliet Road, wich prior to 1962 was part of old U.S Route # 66. to the left is the Vulcan Materials company as indicated by the large dusty gravel piles and truck loading tipple.
This was the first time I visited this location since 1993. It was great to be back again.