Friday, March 28, 2014

Westbound BNSF Railway freight train. Riverside Illinois. March 2014.

I took this photograph recently, at the Riverside Illinois Metra commuter rail station.
A westbound BNSF Railway freight train has just passed through the Riverside station, and a covered hopper car is viewed bringing up the rear of this quick moving westbound freight train.
I fondly remember, that the former Burlington Northern Railroad was actually using cabooses on the rear of their freight trains passing through here during the 1980's, after many American railroads had started to phase them out. I miss the sight of cabooses on the rear of freight trains today, outdated and impractical as they were in  later years.
Eddie K.

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