Manufactuers Junction Railroad interchange local. Hawthorne Junction. Chicago Illinois USA. January 2007., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photo one Winter morning, back in January of 2007.
I braved bitterly cold single digit outside temperatures with a sharp wind blowing out of the west, to capture this rare snapshot.
Seen here at Hawthorne Junction, is a Manufacturers Junction Railroad local turning north off of the Canadian National ex Illinois Central RR Iowa Division Mainline, and heading northbound over the Belt Railway of Chicago with a few cars in tow.
This litle train had just departed from the Canadian National's ex Illinois Central Hawthorne Yard, located in nearby west suburban Cicero Illinois USA.