On the east side of Joliet around the turn of the century, and in the heyday of railroads, there were four rail yards within one mile of each other.
The Elgin Joliet & Eastern, The Michigan Centr... (more)
Tom Golden photo.
Eastbound CN 8961 holds at the Rock, awaiting its signal from Metra's Rock Road Dispatcher.
A blue "Icon" unit takes it easy, as a GP38-2 and a GP9R pass by with a yard job.
GTW 5941 (ex-KCS)comes out of North 18 with another set of cars.
On the side, next to the GTW it says it's owned by Alstom.
Early photos show it use to have CN painted on the side, you can see w... (more)
CN 2405 holds at East Joliet, waiting for a signal from Metra.
A pair of barns (CN and BC Rail) and a CN SD60 thunder up Joliet Hill.
GTW 4905, CN 5373 (a straight SD40-2) and CN 8950 wait for servicing and assignments.
The Rockdale Job heads west behind a pair of GP15T's.
The south end was empty on this sunny morning, except for this lonely BC Rail Dash 9.
I was surprised to see this former Kansas City Southern unit working the south end of CN's East Joliet Yard. While waiting to shove back, it keeps company with various others.
CN 5511 and 5557 both SD 60Fs with the four-piece windshields are paired up working the south yard
Waiting for a Yard assignment.
A five way meet?
NS power leads the M336 out of Joliet.