The crossing that used to serve National Castings is gone because that company has been torn down.
Another view of the two CSX locomotives assigned to this branchline.
6443 is a former B&O GP40-2 that was built in June, 1981. 2252 is a road slug. [TheDieselShop]
This would have been the branchline that served Kropp Forge and several other industries further north.
|Martin Simane posted|
Maybe the summer of 1993 or 94.
The track to the left would be the MJ.
I must have on the the BRC when I took this. I spent a lot on time just sitting waiting my turn to get into Cleaning Yard.
Rimas Novickis commented on a posting:
b&o engines went up and down 16th street in cicero 24 / 7, from cicero ave west to laramie ave, tho their right of way (2 working sets of tracks) did have curbs on both sides.there were spurs going off to factories up and down that stretch ... then a huge split up southward spur to 2 industrial areas west of laramie.
it was our playground - i flew kites in the middle of the street there.