Friday, May 15, 2009
The Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad's Illinois Northern industrial branchline local at work. Chicago Illinois USA. March 1986.
I took this photo one morning in late March of 1986. We are at approximately West 28th Street just east of South Kedzie Avenue, in Chicago's Little village neighborhood. During the last years of this line under Santa Fe ownership, this line was serviced Monday to Friday by a switching local originating out of the nearby Santa Fe Corwith Yard. Today in 2009, there is only one customer left on this line, and the succesor railroad BNSF Railway is filing to abandone this line.