Besides being a railroad town, Riverdale, IL also is a steelmaking center. Located along the Little Calumet River's east bank was Acme Steel, later Interlake Steel and, eventually again, Acme Stee... (more)
Coal empties headed back west, roll into the Chicago area on the Indiana Harbor Belt. The train is ducking under the Metra Electric and CN elevated lines between downtown Chicago and Markham Yard.... (more)
North Star Steel SW9 1678, seen here at the CSX yard in Riverdale, IL, was built in December 1952 as Pennsylvania Railroad 8523 (later renumbered PRR 9123, PC 9123 and CR 9123).
The Chicago area's Indiana Harbor Belt keeps power all around town, and NW2 8734 was found hiding off in the weeds at CSX's Barr Yard in Riverdale, IL, on September 21, 1997.
IHB 1521 and Power Booster 3 wait for some work to do.
A visitor to a yard that is neither in Indiana, nor Ohio.
Not doing much work today.
An IHB transfer from Gibson Yard in Hammond heads west into the setting sun.
IHB 1509 rests on Labor Day 2009.
Labor Day morning 2009 and all is quiet, not a thing moving at Blue Island Yard.
Running out of film again, and Park Lane Hobbies being closed for some reason, was zooming over the yard and saw these 2 GP30s with headlight on. So after finding some K64 in the ghetto at somepl... (more)
With the BNSF SD40-2's sidelined due to the economy, it felt good to see a pair of SD40-2's rumbling by on the CSX. CSX 8144 and GTW (CN) 5940 are just out of Barr Yard with a manifest.