Thursday, May 28, 2009
Westbound early CSX train with former Seaboard System locomotives. Hayford Junction. Chicago Illinois USA. July 1989.
Todays railroad that is known as CSX Transportation, was a new railroad that was formed through the merger and acquisitions of several railroads way back in the mid 1980's. I took this photograph in July of 1989. We are looking west on location at Hayford Junction. Seen here traveling westbound over the Belt Railway of Chicago tracks, is an early postmerger CSX train, with locomotives from the former seaboard System railroad leading the train enroute to the BRC Clearing Yard in Bedford Park Illinois. The train is crossing the Grand Trunk Western Railroad crosstrack at Hayford Junction. Hayford Junction is located at West 75th Street and South Central Park Avenue in Chicago's Ashburn neighborhood.