Thursday, January 23, 2014

A southbound BNSF Railway unit coal train waiting for clearance atBrighton Junction. Chicago Illinois. January 2007.

I took this photograph on a very cold and overcast winter morning, back in January of 2007.

A southbound BNSF Railway unit coal transfer train, waits for clearance to proceed through Chicago's Brighton Junction, located just immediately northwest of the intersection of South Archer and Western Avenues, at the border of Chicago's Brighton Park and Mc Kinley Park neighborhoods on the near southwest side of Chicago.

This would be the final winter season of operations at Brighton Junction as an old fashioned steam era mechanical junction with semaphore signals, as the Canadian National Railroad would close this junction in early July of 2007, and convert it to a remotely controlled unmanned junction with modern signals and new crosstracks.

Eddie K.

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