On a siding near the community of Aetna.
These huge 800 class freight motors could accelerate quite rapidly, even though they were almost 89 feet in length.
Eastbound on the former New York Central line. In a moment the train will be passing under the EJ&E railroad bridge.
A classic, Grand Trunk Western GP38-2 departs Kirk Yard with a westbound manifest on the Lakefront Sub.
Eastbound on the B&O main and about to pass under the CSS railroad truss bridge. This train had just left the Miller lumberyard siding.
Switching out cars at the EJ&E City Track interchange connection.
As the Kirk Yard tower looms in the distance, the last remaining EJ&E switcher thunders west.
The "Top Bananna" makes for a nice sight, splitting the signals at Kirk Yard Junction, headed for Whiting.
This is not a mirage. A pair of DMIR SD9s is seen hauling a molten steel "bottle" train under wire on the South Shore. Tom Golden photo.
With a short stack train in tow, NS 9765 west splits the signals at CP 499.
Tom Golden photo.
KSW1 approaches Van Loon, behind the "J-Ball" 662 and the "Top Bananna" 446.
NS 7524 west splits the signals at 499.
EJE 662 gets pulled back into Kirk Yard by EJE 675 this is the last J Ball unit on an SD38-2.
A colorful lash-up heads west through Pine on this Bensenville bound freight.