1970's era former Illinois Central Gulf Hi Cube box car in transit. La Grange Park Illinois. January 2007.
Originally uploaded by Eddie from Chicago
I took this photo during a dry but cold Winter day, back in January of 2007.
A southbound freight train was occupying the Harding Avenue railroad crossing in west suburban La Grange Park Illinois at the time of My visit.
Tucked in to the consist of the freight train to the right of the photograph, is an unrepainted 1970's era Illinois Central Gulf Railroad 86 foot Hi Cube boxcar.
Part of the fun of lineside railfan photography, are finding those remnants of railroads past, that are stil rolling around in their original colors and markings many years after the fact.
The Canadian National Railroad bought out the Illinois Central through merger in the year of 1999.