Friday, May 15, 2009
A former Conrail gondola car in tow. Elmwood Park Illinois USA. May 2008.
I took this photo in May of 2008, on location at the 73rd Avenue railroad crossing in near northwest suburban Elmwood Park Illinois. I spotted this former Conrail gondola car in transit, on an eastbound Iowa, Chicago & Eastern freight train passing through town. Conrail became another fallen flag railroad in 1999, after it was acquired and divided up in a two way merger between the Norfolk Southern Railroad, and CSX Transportation Company.