Friday, November 27, 2015

IHB's Norpaul Yard

Edward Kwiatkowski -> Chicago's Western Suburbs.
Edward's comment:
The Ringling Brother's and Barnum & Bailey circus train. Temporarily parked in the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad's NorpaulYard. Melrose Park Illinois. Friday,November 27th, 2015.
According to Goggle Maps, it is in the southern part of Franklin Park.

There was quite a bit of industrial switching in the area.

Update: Jerry Jackson posted two photos with the comment: "A pair of SD40A's and an SD40-2 with a transfer on the IHB, passing NorPaul yard in Franklin Park, IL winter of 91. I like that Engineer's window on the SOO SD40A."



Jerry Jackson posted
One Thousand, lean mean IHB NW2 horsepower, built in 1949. NorPaul Yard Franklin Park, May 1990.
erry Hongoltz Two of those pulling a coal train thru Dolton was a sight, then get a red light , block all the crossings and locking myself and the hind man in the caboose so the Dolton police couldn't give me a ticket ! Fun times!
Mark Llanuza posted
Its very Hot month of May 1975 .The door is open to keep the crews a little cooler at Norpaul [IHB ] yard near Franklin Park IL .This is a Erie train heading to Bensenville IL with three E-units.
[Mark has posted photos of Erie E units in the Bensenville Yard. This comment provides insight as to how Erie trains crossed Chiucago to get there.]
Mark Llanuza posted two photos with the comment: "Its April 1975 I'm at Norpaul on the IHB [Franklin Park IL with a southbound Erie transfer heading to 51st yard with four E-units sounding really cool these were some of my best times growing up at 18 years old."


Mark Llanuza posted
Its Sept 1976 were at IHB Norpaul yard near the town of Melrose Park IL with Erie and Penn Central caboose.
Gary Clark EL and PC just don't mix!
Mark Bilecki Sr. Yes, a dash 2 only 4 years old.

Mark Llanuza posted
Its may 1975 a Eire transfer train is stopped at IHB's Norpaul yard at Melrose park IL waiting to get into Bensenville yard .I wish i had closed the front door while the crews were waiting in the yard office.
James Ridgway Jr. Freight service E8s!

Flickr from John W. Barriger III IHB Album

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