|Gary Sturm posted|
Rock Island #4905 is on the interchange track at Joliet Union Station in 1974.
Bob Kalal NW2 4905 switcher ex-P&LE 8741, built 3/49. off of http://rrpicturearchives.net/locoList.aspx?id=CRIP&Page=8J Pete Hedgpeth That track was known as the "Santa Fe Wye
|Halsted Pazdzior posted|
Here's something you don't see everyday. An inbound Metra waits to depart as a PTC train (Union Pacific GE's, Metra Bi-levels, METX 100) run the connection between the Rock Island and Heritage Corridor.
David Hanel I thought the only freight engines that can move the metra coaches were ones with self adjusting couplers or something?
Harvey Kahler Heritage Corridor trains use the connection regularly to get in and out of the coach yard. Some RID or HC trains could be extended as far south as Braidwood in sw Will County. [I don't know what RID or HC trains are.]
This gives me an excuse to revisit my Joliet folders to find pictures of this connector.
|2814-2816||28274, 77 & 61||5,5,4/63||Ex-BN GP39M 2814-2816 < BN 2213, 2216 & 2200 < nee GN 3013, 3016 & 3000|
|2887-2888||30170, 29730||7/65, 12/64||Ex-BN GP39M 2887-2888 < SSW 6681 & SP 6504 < nee SSW 781 & 764|
|Jose Vicente Sendin shared|
|I commented on Jose's share 20170219 7812rc|
Modern diamonds are bolted together with a lot more pieces. I assume then intent is that it is easier to replace parts that have worn. This is the crossing at Joliet Union Depot. The single tracks was the Rock Island and is now the Metra. The two near tracks are BNSF/Santa Fe and the far two tracks are UP/GM&O. The Rock Island used to have three more tracks here for a total of 16 diamonds. These four diamonds were prefabricated and moved in place one weekend in May 2015.
|I commented on Jose's share 20180326 0183|
A bolt has already fallen out.
|I commented on Jose's share|
And another has broken. And this is what I saw in the close diamonds. There could have been other problems that I could not see from public propert