Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nothbound BNSF Railway light engine movement. Hawthorne Junction. Chicago / Cicero Illinois. February 2007.

I took this photograph one evening after work, back in February of 2007.

The entire Chicago area and parts of the Midwest, were experiencing a dangerously cold weather period, that was being refered to as "The Chicago Deep Freeze of 2007."

I paid a short visit around sunset, to Hawthorne Junction at the border of Cicero Illinois with my camera in hand, and of course, those all too important gloves.

The outside temperature was 8 degrees above zero Farenheight and falling fast upon the approach of nightfall.

Two BNSF Railway diesel electric locomotives, are viewed heading northbound and running light on the Belt Railway of Chicago tracks. These two locomotives were returning to nearby Clyde Yard in Cicero Illinois.

The hill to the left of the locomotives, is the site of the abandoned Bell Air Drive In Movie Theatre which had closed for good in 1999.

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