Monday, November 29, 2010
CHICAGOLAND. Nerska Diamond 1991 PART ONE
I spotted this video this morning on You Tube.
Nerska Junction, is located on the southwest side of Chicago at approximately West 41st Street, just east of South Cicero Avenue on private property. The BNSF Railway's former Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe east / west mainline, crosses the north / south Belt Railway of Chicago tracks just south of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
This video was photographed on location here in 1991, when there was still an Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. Several north and southbound transfer freight trains, are seen passing through on the Belt Railway of Chicago line.
I actually visited Nerska Junction a handfu of times on My bicycle back in 1989 and 1990.
Today, there is a tall pole mounted ariel Police type surveilance camera at this location. Translation: "Railfanning is now STRONGLY discouraged here.