Sunday, November 21, 2010
I took this really unique photo on a very hot summer day back in July of 2007.
We are facing east from the north or "Westbound" platform at the Metra Grand / Cicero Avenue commuter rail station on the near northside of Chicago Illinois.
A somewhat quick moving eastbound Canadian Pacific transfer freight train, passes through the station and is now entering the Belt Railway of Chicago interchange at Cragin Junction. This train is more than likely enroute to the Belt Railway of Chicago Clearing Yard in southwest suburban Bedford Park near Chicago's Midway Airport.
The other train, is a soon to be westbound Norfolk Southern freight train waiting on a hold order. Once the dispatcher gives the clearance order, the Norfolk Southern train will depart from the Belt Railway of Chicago trackage at Cragin Junction, and head westbound over the Canadian Pacific ex Milwaukee Road mainline.