Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CP 502/447: IHB vs NS/NYC vs CSX/B&O vs CN/EJ&E

Arturo Gross Flickr Photo (source), this photo used with specific permission
Got out for some first day of 2018 train photography, sunny but never got above 3 degrees! Here we have Norfolk Southern ES44DC 7601 leading a steel coil train off the Indiana Harbor Belt onto home rails eastbound at CP 502, E Chicago IN, Jan 1 2018.
Dennis DeBruler The left track in the foreground shows how a turnout heater keeps the points free of snow.
NS must have slightly changed the origin of the mileage markers because my reference map for the Chicago area shows this as CP 447. But Arturo caught the signal box clearly showing CP 502. Can you imagine how complicated this junction was back when all five bridges in the background were still being used? But I have not found any information on a tower for this junction.

Update: Photos posted by Dillon Harrison.



One of 19 photos in the area posted by Matt McClure including a bottle car
With BNSF and CP GE units chugging, a manifest freight moves toward Robert Young Yards in Elkhart.

Another Arturo Gross Flickr Photo, this one showing Conrail engines pulling a steel coil train in 1988.

Arturo Gross Flickr 2018 Photo showing a CN train coming off the Kankakee Belt onto NS/NYC tracks to work it way over to the CN/EJ&E Kirk Yard. (source)

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