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.
Running light past JB tower on a return trip back to Joliet.