Friday, March 14, 2008

Westbound Indiana Harbor Belt switching local. Melrose Park Illinois USA. October 2007.

I took this photo on a lovely October afternoon in 2007. Seen here traveling slowly along the south side of Armitage Street in Melrose Park Illinois, is a two car Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad industrial switching local. This train consisited of an EMD GP-38 -2 roadswitcher, two covered hopper cars, and an open platform transfer caboose. The train was traveling caboose first with one crewman on the ground flagging the crossings, and another on the caboose calling off the commands to the locomotive engineer. The train was heading toward Manheim Road -Illinois U.S Route
# 12 / # 45 at very slow speed. Stop and Go.

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