Sunday, April 9, 2017

Harvey Crossing: IC over GTW

Harvey Junction is just to the west of this crossing.

Steven J. Brown posted two photos with the comment:
Before and after, same spot - 39 years apart.
Canadian National ET44AC taking a left from the former Grand Trunk to the former Illinois Central at Harvey, Illinois - February 25, 2017 and 39 years before; Grand Trunk action on August 10, 1978.

The CN engines are on the northeast connector that will climb up to the CN/IC mainline.

The building in the background has a shorter smokestack and a different paint job 39 years later. And I'm sure there used to be some industrial leads along the south side of the Voss Equipment plant. Judging from Historical Aerials, the industrial siding was removed between 1974 and 1988.

3D Satellite
William Shapotkin posted
We are in Harvey, IL in 1941. This view, looking east along approx 156th St shows the three railroads in town. On the embankment (foreground) is the IC (their Harvey psgr station can be seen to left), followed by (distant) the B&OCT and (far distant) the GTW. (From the facebook page "I'm From Harvey, IL.")
[So this crossing would be out-of-frame to the left.]
Bob Lalich Among the factories seen here was Whiting Corp, makers of overhead cranes, widely used in steel mills.

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