Friday, October 23, 2009
Westbound Canadian National freight train slowly entering on to the former Milwaukee Road west line. Chicago Illinois USA. Late March 2007.
I took this photo after work one evening, in late March of 2007. I took this photo looking southwest, from the adjacent platform of the Metra, Hanson Park commuter flagstop depot at North Central Avenue. This Canadian National transfer freight train began it;s journey at the Belt Railway of Chicago Clearing Yard, located in southwest suburban Bedford Park Illinois. The train had just grecieved clearance from the Dispatcher to proceed through Cragin Junction approximately 1 mile east of here, and is now slowly entering on to the Canadian Pacific ex Milwaukee Road westline. This transfer freight train, is more than likely going to Bensenville Yard.