|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]
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.