Wednesday, June 27, 2018

BNSF/Santa Fe McCook Yard

(Satellite)
Ken Rehor posted
Does anyone know the status of the BNSF (ex-ATSF) yard at McCook? From this Google Maps 3D aerial view, it looks abandoned, with the West switch disabled.
[And a bunch of ties have been thrown over the connection to IHB.]
Tait Alexander Well it appears they stub ended the yard.
Jerry Jackson commented on Ken's posting
Ramon Rhodes commented on Ken's posting
It once was an interchange yard with the IHB, but in recent years IHB has trackage rights over the BNSF right into GM yard about a mile west of this location. It was relegated to being a place to store freight cars or MOW equipment. Here's the last shot I took of it. Summer 2009.
Dennis DeBruler commented on Ken's posting
Wow, it looks more like a park than a yard. Aug 2017 street view: https://www.google.com/.../data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sG...
It looks like they cleaned it up and are using it for storage. I'm guessing that is a cut of empy ballast cars.
Satellite

Jerry Jackson posted

OUTBOUND, ABOUT TO CROSS THE IHB AT MCCOOK, IL 1998. (SHOT WITH LATE 1990'S DRONE TECHNOLOGY...) ATSF CHILLICOTHE SUB.


Jerry Jackson posted
GP7u's 2018 and 2019 work the yard at McCook, IL. 1988.
Jerry Jackson posted
GP50 3841 leads an afternoon General Merch train westbound at McCook yard, McCook, IL. Summer of 1990.

Bill Molony shared
Santa Fe F7A #306-L leads train #1, the westbound "San Francisco Chief," past the depot at McCook, Illinois on January 2, 1967. Roger Puta photo.
[McCook Yard is in the background.]



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