446 sits tight for a couple minutes, awaiting the signal from the Calumet Tower operator. She's held up pretty well, considering the fact that she's been around since 1968!
The Whiting Job continues its short journey, passing through East Chicago.
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.
EJ&E SW1001 446, the only remaining J switch engine on the CN roster, leads a local down to Curtis Yard for interchange with the CSX.
The last active EJ&E switcher.
The last active EJ&E switcher makes a rare appearance at the east end of Hawthorne with one car. No idea why the switcher is up this was as CN hasnt had a SW type engine at Hawthorne in years...
Still Hauling 50 loads even at their ripe old age!!!
On a bright and sunny morning, the EJ&E 446 and CN 4715 lead ten cars to Smurfit Stone.
EJ&E 446 and CN 4715 have two cars for DeSoto.
EJ&E 446 and IC 1497, a delightful pair of switchers, work the east end, on a sunny afternoon.
EJ&E 446 and IC 1497 switch out the east end of Joliet Yard.
EJ&E 446 and IC 1497, the two switchers assigned to the Joliet Yard, switch out the east end.
First train is of the EJ&E's Bananna and an IC SW14 taking a single 4-bay hopper through a scrap lot.