|Mark Hinsdale posted|
Taken from the "steps," @ MH, westbound Amtrak Train #3,
the "Southwest Chief," begins its trek to Southern California,
as UP #1938 patiently waits for a signal to cross over the
BNSF Chicago Subdivision and return to Global One at Wood Street.
|Bob Dietz commented on the above posting|
Below is a closeup of the above picture so that you can also see the BNSF commuter train under the viaduct for the St. Charles Air Line Bridge. You can also see the two tracks of the Jefferson Connection in the foreground.
|Closeup of the picture on the right|
|Another Amtrak turning movement from Ping Tom Memorial Park on May 13, 2015|
The Jefferson Connection is also used for runthroughs between BNSF and NS. This was an eastbound oil train crossing the bridge with three BNSF engines. It also taught me that you need to go to Ping Tom Park during the morning. May 13 was a special trip to retake pictures of this bridge with a morning sun and blue sky.
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|Steven J. Brown posted|
Metra F40PH 112 heads for Aurora at 16th and Canal in Chicago - August 12, 2017.
[The track in the foreground is part of the Jefferson Connection. The train is going under the viaduct for the St. Charles Air Line Birdge]
|Douglas Wood shared Thomas Hawk Flickr 2017 Photo, CC BY-NC 2.0|
Dennis DeBruler This is in Chicago looking north from 18th Street over the former Pennsy tracks, now Amtrak. Amtrak's locomotive service facilities are to the right. The two tracks curving to the left connect to BNSF/CB&Q. https://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/.../jefferson...
|Mike Breski posted|
GTW/PC, Chicago, Illinois, 1971
Dick Jensen's ex-Grand Trunk Western 4-6-2 steam locomotive no. 5629 on Penn Central at 18th Street roundhouse in Chicago, Illinois, on July 5, 1971. Photograph by John F. Bjorklund, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Bjorklund-79-09-21[The comments are about the steam engine being scrapped by Metra. But I was surprised that there was a roundhouse here. It turns out the "roundhouse" is a rectangular building. The building on the left is CB&Q Commissary and Crooks Terminal Warehouse at 15th and Canal.]
|USGS 1972 Englewood Quadrangle @ 1:24,000|
Previous notes show pictures of the turning movement with timestamps so that you can get a feel for how long it takes. (And because I forgot I wrote them.)
Arthur Gross Flickr Photo showing Conrail and BN engines pulling a train onto the BN. (source)
cmraseye Flickr 2010 Photo caught a UP special on the connection. It is probably headed south on the CN+UP/GM&O because he caught it again on the Kankakee bridge in Wilmington.