Thursday, July 26, 2007

Equipment from past railroads. 1970's era Chessie System covered hopper. Hawthorne Junction. Chicago Illinois USA. June 2007.

The nice thing about railfanning on location, is that You can still occasionally find equipment from previous railroads long lost through corporate mergers rolling around after the fact. I took this photo after work one day in June of 2007. Seen here heading southbound on a Canadian Pacific freight train, is this old 1970's era Chessie System covered hopper car. The painted over reporting marks to the left of the car, indicate that this car now belongs to CSX Transportation Co. This car hasn't been repainted yet. The Chessie System was formed in 1972, through the mergers of the B&O, The C&O, and the Western Maryland Railroads.

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