Tuesday, September 04, 2012

1990's era gray Illinois Central outside braced 40 foot Hi Cube boxcar. Crawford Yard. Chicago Illinois. June 2008.

I took this photograph one hot summer afternoon, back in June of 2008.

Seen here at the now closed Canadian National ex Illinois Central Crawford Yard on the near southwest side of Chicago, is a gray 1990's era 40 foot Hi Cube box car from the former Illinois Central Railroad.

The Canadian National had acquired the Illinois Central, and their U.S subsidiary railroad Grand Trunk Western through merger in 1999. This gray color scheme with an A,T & T style logo, was the final color scheme used on freight cars by the Illinois Central.

In 2011, the Canadian National closed Crawford Yard and removed the tracks.

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