Thursday, July 24, 2008
Train and Plane photographic meet. Schiller Park Illinois USA. July 2008.
A lunch time visit to this railroad junction offered more than mere train spotting on this hot summer afternoon in July of 2008. A southbound Canadian National transfer train is seen waiting on a hold order at the north entrance to the CN owned ex Wisconsin Central freight yard in Schiller Park Illinois. It looks like some dispatcher gave the plane the right of way at this junction, as it descends for it's landing at nearby O'Hare International Airport passing over the freight train.
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, was originally named "Old Orchard Airport"
many decades ago.