NorthAmericanInterlockings: Fuller Whipp 1977 Geletzke R. May 1989 Geletzke R. Jun 1989 Geletzke R. Feb 1988
Chicago and Northern Indiana Railroad Interlocking Towers (click the marker for more information)
Some references spell it "Thornton."
I learned of Thorton Junction on pp. 57-59 of Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad In Color by Edward M. DeRouin.
|Kevin Piper posted|
MP 3221 leads a UP coal train on the old C&EI at Thornton Junction in South Holland, IL, on 9-26-87. Thornton is the crossing of CN/GTW's Battle Creek main leading out of Chicago.
CSX plans to rebuild a connection in the southwest quadrant that will allow trains coming north on the joint line to head west on ex-GTW. Doing so allows easier access to Clearing Yard and CSX's Bedford Park intermodal terminal. It also provides an entrance to the west end of CSX's Barr Yard. [CRJ] (Judging from the Satellite image, if this has happened, it has been quite recent.)
|Dan Tracy posted|
Southbound L&N Family Lines SD40-2 rolls across the GTW at Thorton Jct IL in October of 82.
|Bill LePinske posted|
My first job at 17 years old senior in HS worked for the Grand Trunk Western RR I was the 3rd trick tower operator at Thornton Jct. This is where the GT and the C&EI MOPAC and L&N Crossed Just south of the Mopac's Yard Center Dolton, Illinois the tower was in South Holland Illinois.
|Ken Schmidt posted|
With train #392 in tow, GTW 5833 highballs Thornton Junction in August 1985.