Thursday, December 20, 2007

Northbound Canadian National transfer train. Hawthorne Junction. Chicago Illinois USA. January 2007.

I took this photo looking west toward the Belt Railway of Chicago / Canadian National ex Illinois Central crosstracks at Hawthorne Junction. A lenghty northbound Canadian National Railroad transfer train is passing over the former Illinois Central Iowa Division Mainline crosstracks at Hawthorne Junction, with some lenghty tank cars in tow. The steel shed behind the chain link fence, was the site of the old brick interlocking tower that stood here prior to 1990. The hill in the background to the right, is the site of the long abandoned and soon to be redeveloped Bel Air Drive In Movie Theatre, The last one in the city of Chicago. Hawthorne Junction is located at the Chicago city limits, just east of the west suburban village of Cicero Illinois. A very busy junction.

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