Saturday, August 6, 2016

Osborn Junction: Kankakee Belt vs. NKP

(CRJ, Satellite, Track Diagram)
NorthAmericanInterlockings: (RN) Dan Manners 1987, Ron Stuckey, Randy Olson 1987, R.J.Allen 1984, Frank Garon Collection
Chicago and Northern Indiana Railroad Interlocking Towers (click the marker for more information)

Tim Shanahan shared Steven J. Brown's photo
Nickel Plate 765 on home rails crossing the IHB at the long gone Osborn Tower. This is a deadhead move to Fort Wayne after a weekend of CNW excursions out of Chicago. September 9, 1985.
Bill Molony posted
Indiana Harbor Belt NW2 #8835 meets AT&SF B23-7 #6351, GP20 #3067 and GP39-2 #3648 at Osborn Tower, Hammond, on October 8, 1982.
[A reminder that the Kankakee Belt interchanged with Sante Fe in Streator, IL]
Please visit this Flickr photo because this 1985 photo of the Osborn Junction still has the junction tower.

Osborn Junction sees Milwaukee/SOO trains because Milwaukee switched from their Chicago, Terre Haute & South Eastern route to NYC's Egyption route.

Another Flickr picture shows a Milwaukee train on their original Chicago, Terre Haute & South Eastern (page 61 of Trainwatcher's Guide) route near Faithorn.

Update: Steven posted a higher resolution copy of his photo:
Stven J. Brown posted
Peter Zimmermann posted
Norfolk Southern train "34J" from IHB Blue Island yard to Bellevue Ohio runs through Dolton junction.
[The following comment is why this photo is on the Osborn Junction page instead of the Dolton Junction page.]
Larry Amaloo 34J starts off at IHB Blue Island Yard in Riverdale Illinois, it then proceeds east towards Gibson and then heads north on the Kankakee Line to the Chicago Line at CP 502. East from there it goes to Elkhart, makes a set out and then heads to its final destination of Bellevue Ohio. Also, there is 2 connections between the NS Chicago District and IHB Kankakee Line at Osborn. If they did not have to go to Elkhart, they would go south at Gibson, and then east at CP Osborn.

Bob Lalich Flickr 1988 Photo, N&W 1218 approaching the tower with a very dirty stack.

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