Gateway Rail Services rebuilt this ex-VIA Rail RDC into a Track Geometry Car for CN. Here, it is seen passing JB Tower on the ex-EJE just ten days after the takeover.
Farewell to Chicago's Outer Belt Railway, The J, as of December 24th the official STB ruling has approved the CN/EJE merger that so many suburbs have fought for the last 8 months Railroad: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD38-2Location: West Chicago, Illinois, USALocomotive #: EJE 663Train ID: N-21Photo Date: September 21, 2008
After grabbing the hoop at JB tower where the towerman supervises on the steps 675 switches to Run 8 for the dash to Joliet. There will be several flag stops as the ice storm has left many crossin... (more)
After looking thruogh the archives on my computer, I stumble across a picture I had forgotten about, but the day is still vivid in my mind. 6 railfans infront of me, one right next to me, and one ... (more)
Eastbound train passing the old CNW depot in West Chicago.
Former CNW SD40-2's leads a westbound manifest past an inbound commuter train at Turner Jct.
Working the auto racks at West Chicago.
Empties off of the EJ&E arrive in the yard. Unpatched SP unit trails.
A massive SD70 eclipses the tower as it crosses the J
This was an excellent way to start off the trip! EJ&E 663/675 idle in the background while the UYMPWC crosses the diamond before it.
A former CNW unit leads a westbound train past the EJ&E JB Tower.
A wide view of the interlocking as a Metra train heads West.
The conductor stands on the rear of ex CNW 8816 while it makes it's back up move into the J's siding at Hawthorne Lane.