Friday, March 10, 2017

KBS/NYC/Big4 Bridge over Kankakee River in Aroma Park, IL

(no Bridge Hunter, 3D Satellite)
Mark Hinsdale posted
Picking up interchange cars from Canadian National at Kankakee.
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They seem to be using a tank car instead of a covered hopper car as the buffer car between the engines and the PROCOR tankers. Or maybe it is a mixed freight that has a bunch of tankers at the beginning. The PROCOR cars have a black and white Placard. It is not flamable, because the card would be reddish. It is not explosive because that is orange. Black and white cards are things like inhalation hazard, poison, toxic, corrosive, or marine pollutant. (BTW, Inhalation Hazard will require PTC routes in the future.)

This Kankakee, Beaverville, & Southern/NYC/Big Four bridge seems to have escaped the attention of the Bridge Hunters as well as mine.

Sam Carlson posted
On November 10, 1994, three KB&S RS11s cross the Kankakee River in Aroma Park, IL.
Bill Molony shared
Kankakee County Museum Photo Archive
Rich Westerman This bridge is now owned by KBS.

Steve Drassler also posted
Photo from the Kankakee Daily Journal archive of an eastbound Big 4 passenger train crossing the Kankakee River at Aroma Park, IL long before the James Whitcomb Riley streamlined service began in 1941. This train would have stopped a few minutes earlier at the Kankakee Big 4 depot, mentioned in an earlier post.
Steve commented on his post
Here's a view now, sans train, looking the other way. KBSR still has a regular interchange with the CN (ICRR) at Kankakee. Not every day but frequently.

Caption: “KB&S train rolls south across the Kankakee River bridge in Aroma Park, Illinois. This was actually two trains in one. They combined the cars and power in Kankakee before departing south. You can see the headlight of the second unit just off the end of the bridge.”
Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern Railroad
Aroma Park, Illinois
December 26, 1994
Photo by Barry Lennon

Kenny posted six photos of the bridge.

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