|John Poshepny posted|
Westbound SPCSL train in the mid-90's (I THINK 94) rolling thru Downers Grove. Taken by my Dad and shared with permission.
Lawrence Owen That's an interesting lash up even for the BN era on the triple track.
A Cotton Belt, Rio Grande, Conrail, and maybe a Southern Pacific.
Dennis DeBruler I assume UP has trackage rights on the Racetrack because SP had them. In what city did the SP run-throughs enter CB&Q territory?
John Poshepny KC. It was a KC-Brookfield-West Quincy-Galesburg-Aurora-Cicero.
|Mark Hinsdale posted|
Mark Hinsdale I do not know about the one time SP rights over the Racetrack (Chicago SD) but UP still exercises its former SP rights over the Transcon (Chillicothe SD) [Santa Fe] from Kansas City to Chicago. I'm not aware that they operate east of Global Four at Joliet anymore, because of some strict on-off language in what SP was afforded, but they likely retain those rights. The rights were originally constructed to afford SP access via the Santa Fe into the IMX Facility west of Bridgeport, that had long been abandoned and redeveloped. BNSF is resolute about the interpretation of those rights allowing access to IMX only, making UP movements over the Chillicothe SD east of Joliet useless, for the most part.