Saturday, January 14, 2017

UP/C&NW Chicago Terminal

Union Pacific Railroad posted the link to an article about the Chicago Terminal
Dennis DeBruler The first picture is of an El train, not a Metra. Judging by the angle of Hancock vs. Willis/Sears, this picture is northwest of the loop. Actually, it is west. It appears the double-stack is a BNSF train.,-87.../data=!3m1!1e3

The picture of a crane loading a well car is actually loading a piggyback car. Proviso (Global 2) doesn't have container storage between the loading ramp and the loop. Global 1 has the treeline, the closeness to the loop, and the angle on the buildings south of Willis/Sears:,-87.../data=!3m1!1e3
It was basically a puff piece except for this map.

BNSF follows the "Chicago Protocol" of not running freights for three hours during the morning and evening rush hours. In fact, I one time saw them put a late Amtrak in the hole. But when I railfanned UP in Glen Ellen, I noticed they did bring freights through during supper time. But this article implies that they do honor the Chicago Protocol. Was the one day I railfanned the UP an exceptional day?

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