Saturday, February 24, 2018

IHB Argo Yard

(see below for satellite view)  CP Canal/Argo Junction is a little northwest of this yard.

These views were taken from the turnaround at the end of 63rd Street.

Looking West. Note the building and smokestack of the Ingredion/Corn Products plant in the background.
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Looking South.

I took a video to show that both an eastbound and a westbound were passing through the yard when I was there. And to show, once again, that trains move slowly on the IHB.
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Unlike most yards, this yard seems to be about as big today as it was in 1938.
1938 Aerial Photo form ILHAP
Jerry Jackson posted
SF30C 9561 is going south by direction on the IHB, passing through Argo yard Summit, IL in 1991. The stone processor at the quarry in McCook can be seen in the background.
Dennis DeBruler commented on Jerry's posting
One of the few towers in the Chicagoland area that still looks nice, Sept. 23, 2014.
Flickr from John W. Barriger III IHB Album
Bob Lalich 5y 
Archer Ave?
Yes, before the overpass was built.
The southeast end of Argo Yard is in the left background and a crossing guard tower is in the right foreground.
Nick Hart posted
CP 686 heads east through Argo with a DM&E SD40-2 (former Milwaukee Road) in charge. In Argo Yard, an SW1500/slug set waits to go about yard duties. At Blue Island, 686 will exit IHB rails and hop on the CSX Barr Sub.
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[The two silos in the left background are part of Ingredion.]

Edward Kwiatkowski posted an IHB bay window caboose parked in the yard.

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