The 4449 running after midnight between Eric and my car.
An aging switcher drags a cut of hot slabs out to shove down towards the harbor. (A rolling mill, maybe?)
A pair of Arcelor-Mittal switchers return to the mill after dropping a load of coke.
Heading south out of Indiana Harbor Belt's Michigan Avenue Yard, #3049 approaches the CSX/IHB diamonds at Calumet Junction with a molten-iron bottle-car train.
A lone J SD38-2 rounds up a couple dozen empty coke cars along the steel mills of East Chicago and high balls back to Kirk in the late afternoon light.
IHB's Transfer to Burns Harbor rounds the bend ending IHB ownership and beginning its trip down the ex Conrail speedway... The snow really makes this scene pop.
A IHB local idels away just outside Mittal Steel.
The South Shore local heads east through East Chicago on its way to Barr Yard.
With a KCS Belle 3rd out, U994 pounds down CSX rails for points east.
Q 381, westbound on the CSX ex-B&OCT mainline, approaches the Calumet Junction diamonds with a BNSF 6 pack up front that includes four brand new ES44DCs in tow.
Two wide-cab CSX EMDs lead a doublestack train west to Bedford Park.
NW2 8814 has just recieved clearance to roll north crossing the CSX main and into the IHB East Chicago Yard.