Indiana Harbor Belt local heading west toward Manheim road. Melrose Park Ilinois. October 2007. a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photo on a lovely Autum morning, back in October of 2007.
The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad switching local that serves the industries along Armitage Street in Melrose Park Illinois, is one of those trains that make few and very "Rare" appearances.
I got lucky, and just happened to have My camera with Me when the train was backing up towards Illinois U.S Route # 12 / # 45 Manheim Road. With numerous railroad crossings marked with simple crossbuck signs, this is a train that frequently stops and goes.
IHB flagmen guard the crossing for blocking traffic.