A freight train approaching Brighton Park from the west. This is the ex-IC/GMO/SP route into Chicago, and is (or was) the escape route (from Chicago) of several Amtrak trains. Yet it's much less... (more)
Workers are already dismantling the diamonds as one of the last moves past the blades at Brighton Park creeps by.
A stacker out of Ashland Ave. Yard creeps up to the crossing at Brighton Park.
Vintage, manually controlled semaphores and an elderly Northwestern GP7 create an interesting juxtaposition with a much more modern Fresh Express container.
An IC freight makes an appearance at Brighton Park's manually controlled junction.
Work was well underway as this coal drag was one of the last trains to parade under the blades at Brighton Park.
taken a few days before the fall of the blades, an SD40 brings up the end of an NS light power move
Flashback to June '07: blades still guard Panhandle junction, as an outbound Amtrak train rolls over the diamonds.
Pre-dawn "High Green" at Brighton Park, back when the count down to the end was on.
Lincoln-service train #302 pounds the diamonds past the blades one last time. The hogger gives the classic pose.
Installed 1944, Retired 2007.
Westbound thru Brighton Park... "back in the day" as it were...
A UP coal drag heads across the CN while a UP train waits its turn. Shortly after taking this photo I was told I was trespassing by an NS police officer. Looks like Panhandle Junction is now offic... (more)
The Engine of the Beast crosses the CN after briefly stopping before the signal bridge. Millions of dollars and the only difference I can see at the crossing is the lack of semaphores.