I took this photo one day after work, in March of 2007. A southbound BNSF Railway unit grain train is passing over the former Ilinois Central crosstracks near the Chicago city limits at Hawthorne Junction. The train is traveling over the Belt Railway of Chicago trackage, and is more than likely heading to Clearing Yard in Bedford Park Illinois. A pleasant surprise that day, was finding this old weather beaten 1950's era EMD SD-9 high hood roadswitcher in the locomotive consist. The weather was becoming a little milder, and soon the local scenery would turn green.