A pair of Chicago Short Line switchers along with a former Santa Fe caboose are seen parked in front of the State Line Generating Plant in Chicago. Tom Golden photo.
CSL's pair of SW1500s lead a coke train east through Whiting.
The CSL switches the east end of their yard in South Chicago.
Although now called The South Chicago and Indiana Harbor,the locomotives still wear Chicago Short Line Paint.They are shown here interchanging with NS at the former Colehour Yard.
A pair of CSL switchers double team a lengthy string of coke hoppers and scrap gons toward their yard on the south side.
SW 1500 passes the Horseshoe Casino on its way home .
On a rare Sunday morning move, CSL 30 switches a little before heading off to LTV Steel with a load of coke for the plant.
On a rare Sunday morning move, CSL 30 pops out of the shops and gets ready for a run toward LTV Steel in Whiting, IN.
The Chicago Short Line (now South Chicago and Indiana Harbor) is arguably the most difficult railroad in the Chicago area to catch in action. Here one of four units on the roster leads a transfer ... (more)
The South Chicago and Indiana Harbor (former Chicago Short Line) has a roster of only four switch engines. Usually hidden from the public eye switching steel mills, it was a rare treat to catch on... (more)
SW1500 #30 and SW1001 #29 represent half the roster of this small line tucked into the south side of Chicago.