Preparing to lower the rear hi rail wheels. Des Plaines Illinois USA. November 2011., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph back in November of 2011.
We are at the Wolf Road railroad crossing in northwest suburban Des Plaines Illinois on a sunny late autum day in November.
In this behind the scenes view, a railroad maintenance crew from the Union Pacific Railroad, is viewed lowering the Freightliner railroad maintenance truck's Hi Rail wheels on to the rails, in preparation for another inspection trip along the former Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad freight only cut off line.