Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A former Illinois Central EMD roadswitcher on a southbound Canadian National freight train at Hawthorne Junction. Chicago / Cicero Illinois. June 2007.

I took this photograph after work one hot and hazy summer afternoon, I believe back in June of 2007.

A southbound Canadian National freight train slowly negotiating the interchange curve connection from the former Illinois Central Hawthorne Yard at Hawthorne Junction, is now entering on to the Belt Railway of Chicago tracks.

Seen here is the rear trailing unit, which is a former Illinois Central locomotive that was not yet repainted after the 1999 merger.

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