|1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
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The yard was rebuilt as a double hump yard in 1950. The southbound hump was closed in 1989, and the northbound hump was closed in 1990 because trains became much longer than the tracks in the yard. "By 2000, much of the yard had been converted to intermodal." (EarthLink) CN is moving all of its classification work in the Chicago area to Kirk Yard.
|Chicago Daily News photo, Chicago History Museum|
|Jack Delano LC-DIG-fsa-8d23233|
Chicago, Illinois. South classification yard seen from retarder operators' tower at an Illinois Central Railroad yard
|Martin G. Sorenson posted|
November 1942. Chicago. "Wheels and axles outside the locomotive shops at an Illinois Central Railroad yard." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.David Daruszka Markham maybe. Hump is on the right.
|From Player With Railroads, 1953|
A posting by Mitchell Horn provided a link from Track Diagrams to a higher-resolution JPG file.
IC's Woodcrest Shops in Homewood, IL, opened section-by-section between 1970 and 1972. By 1974, the date of this photo, these tracks on the west side of the shops were already coated with a thick layer of diesel fuel, oil, and sand. Woodcrest did have an indoor wash rack, but you'd hardly know it by looking at these locomotives. Photographer unknown, Cliff Downey collection.
John Linge That's a photo shot from Woodcrest Tower. I worked as Shop Coordinator for a number of years. Yes, we had loco's with oil leaks, but thanks to the FRA we tightened things up. I remember we sprayed bacteria bugs on the oily spots to eat up the oil . It worked. I retired in 2006.
Blair Benjamin Carmichael EPA would be all over us at the BNSF if we had spills that extensive!
Brent Stevenson Actually I believe that it was something sprayed down to keep the dust down.
Louie Giometti I was the supervisor of the Material Dept during the entire conversion of the old Markham Locomotive Yard to this modern Woodcrest Shop. When it was complete my District Material Superintendent moved from the Burnside Shops to Woodcrest.
Randy James I spot 3 u30b's, a gm&o gp38 & a guite a few gm&o green fleet 50ft. box cars, which dates the photo post 1972 merger.
|John P. Kohlberg posted|
John Linge, who worked in the Woodcrest Tower? General Yardmaster? Diesel Control?
Robert F. Schramm It was a clerks position assigned to the Mech. Dept.,The clerk kept all the locomotive inspection records for all locomotives assigned to Woodcrest as their maintainance base. I trained on the job but never worked it as I had a bump coming and bumped a different job back in the towers instead.
|Chuck Edmonson posted|
The IC's Green Diamond 121 being towed backwards into a Chicago yard 1939.
James Nelson Diesel was still unreliable at that time; good ole steam to the rescue, yet again.
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|Raymond Storey posted|
The IC Homewood Ill