Well, the semaphores may be gone, but the IC isn't.
All track work comes to a halt as Amtrak Lincoln Service train #351 roll past the semaphores at BRIGHTON PARK. The switchtender in the shanty had delayed an NS freight for over 30 minutes to give... (more)
This is the last Metra train to stop at Brighton Park; according to the contract workers on site, the semaphores would be gone within three hours.
As night falls on the Brighton Park interlocking, a NS southbound streaks over the diamond. As of tommorow night, this view will be no longer as all the semaphores and switch tower equipment is to... (more)
BNSF ACe 9337 rolls past the still-manned (for a few more days) shack at Brighton Park Crossing.
The State House for St. Louis crosses the Indiana Harbor Belt Line at Brighton Park crossing.
A BNSF stack train heads west through the semophores at Brighton Park. Work is being done to automatic this manual junction with a rumored cutover of July 4, 2007.
A lone pony leads doublestacks west through the semophores at Brighton Park. Work is being done to automatic this manual junction with a rumored cutover of July 4, 2007.
Brighton Park Crossing, with the manned "tower" (shack) complete with "facilities" (port-a-potty). Hope that tower is heated, because the temp as BNSF 9507 hits the diamond is about 15 degrees.
UP 2998, a former C&NW SD40-2 (with a smiley face on the nose bell) and another UP SD40-2 are moving light through the Brighton Park Crossing. This crossing is still manned and uses semaphores.
A UP stack train heads east through the manual interlocking on CSX rails.
An extra 342 manifest heads north through the manual interlocking at Brighton Park. A loaded rail train was at the headend of this freight.
Amtrak 509 approaches the Brighton Park interlocking with the Inbound State House from St. Louis on a warm morning. Next to where I was standing were some of Chicago area's last ope... (more)
I haven't been by lately, but I believe these semaphores are still up and running in 2006.