Westbound Norfolk Southern freight train departing from Cragin Junction. Chicago Illinois. July 2007.
Originally uploaded by Eddie from Chicago
I took this photo on a very hot 90 degrees plus day back in July of 2007.
We are facing west at the Metra Grand / Cicero Avenue commuter rail station in Chicago's Cragin neighborhood on the northside of the city.
With all of the Metra commuter train traffic out of the way for now, a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train has just recieved clearance from the dispatcher, and is now interchanging off of the Belt Railway of Chicago tracks at nearby Cragin Junction, and heading west over the Canadian Pacific ex Milwaukee Road west line tracks.