Thursday, April 19, 2007

Southbound BNSF Railway unit grain train. Hawthorne Junction. Chicago Illinois USA. March 2007.

I took this photo after work one evening, in March of 2007. A BNSF Railway unit grain train, is seen heading southbound over the Belt Railway of Chicago line. These locomotives have just passed over the Canadian National Railroads former Illinois Central crosstracks at Hawthorne Junction. Once this train reaches the nearby Sanitary and Ship Canal bridge, it will stop and wait for a lenghty period of time, as the BNSF Railways ex A,T & S, F Nerska Junction south of the bridge will be occupied with many east -west freight trains being dispatched. Notice the elderly early 1950's vintage EMD SD-9 in Burlington Northern colors on this freight train.

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