Of all the times I've been to Clearing Yard this is the first time I have seen the BRC working the industrial spurs on the North side of the yard. At this moment they are backing a single box car... (more)
BRC GP38-2 No. 581 and crew switching at Clearing Yard in Bedford Park, IL on August 14, 2008.
With BRC 560 & 583, now on the hump and ready to shove there cars over the hump, BRC 530, a SW1500, pull its first cut of cars out of the eastbound bowl, and starts to assemble a outbound train.
Belt Railway of Chicago, SD40-3 560, is mated with GP38-2 583, as they sit in front of the East End Operations building, waiting to couple on to a cut of cars to shove over the hump.
The fresh pair of UP9908 and UP9901, two new SD59MX units, pull their transfer up to the Western limits of the Belt's Clearing Yard at Harlem Avenue.
10 units will occupy number series 9900-990... (more)
BRC SD40 561 shoves back into the yard for another cut of cars.
This little SW1200 was sitting to pretty in the sun to pass up as it waits for transfer out of Clearing Yard.
BRC 533 takes headroom at 65th Street for multiple switch moves.
Mid-economic-downturn, a line of about 34 of GEC Alstom's SD40-3s wait for something to do. Also, one of BRC's cabooses sits by ... but it will probably find work later today.
A Soo Line power set rolls past a long string of stored ex-BN Alcos at BRC's large Clearing facility.
The BRC Clearing - CN Glenn Yard transfer departs Clearing Yard with a solo EJ&E SD38 today.
On a very foggy night, a CSX manifest prepares to depart the west end of Clearing Yard.
Belt Railway's bicentennial unit, 16 years after the bicentennial, is paired up with sibling 533, idling here at the top of Clearing Yard's hump.