Friday, May 29, 2009
Former Illinois Central units on a westbound Canadian National freight train. Crawford Yard. Chicago Illinois USA. June 2007.
I took this photo after work one summer afternoon in June of 2007. We are on location at the former Illinois Central Railroad's Crawford Yard facility just east of Cicero Illinois. A westbound Canadian National freight train with former Illinois Central locomotives acquired through the 1999 merger, are viewed waiting on a hold order. Nearby Hawthorne Junction to the west of here, was busy with several north and southbound freight trains occupying the crosstracks on the Belt Railway of Chicago trackage.