On a extremely cold winter morning, CSDX 3 shoves empties into the Metropolitan Water Reclamation plant in Stickney.
After dumping 13 cars, #3 makes its way to the mainline to prepare its runaround of the train. Closing in on its 69th year of service, #3 has been handling the brunt of the work for the past month... (more)
Shortly after passing under the Indiana Harbor Belt mainlines, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago makes an afternoon run with 7 loads for the fields. With SW1 #3 leadin... (more)
On the first day of March, one of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's venerable SW1's shoves a train of empties into one of the loading tracks of the Stickney plant.
As the snow melting process continues from the milder temps, the Sanitation District heads west through McCook with an afternoon train of 13 loads. From here, the train is a little over a mile fro... (more)
That's a load of crap! On a beautiful winter's day, an afternoon run to the Willow Springs drying fields is made by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. SW1 #3, closing ... (more)
Finally, a sunny winter's day with the Sanitary District of Chicago SW1's. When the MP15DC (#4) started doing all the work in 2016, the SW1's slumbered away in the shops. Many wondered when they w... (more)
CSDX SW1 3 shoves its train back into the Plant in Stickney.
In a lucky "sucker hole" of sun, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago heads east back to the plant in Stickney. SW1 #3, built in 1952, leads the way. With MP15D... (more)
CSDX #3, one of the Chicago Sanitary District's three venerable SW1's, shoves 13 empties to the loader in Stickney. The train just completed its trip from the dumping fields in Willow Springs.
Chicago Sanitary District #2 leads a cut of empties back to the plant as it follows along the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
Field of....poop. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (Sanitary District of Chicago, for short) is the only railroad in America (and possibly the world?) that transports... (more)
Hulcher crews begin rerailing the dump cars for the Metropolitan District of Greater Chicago after picking a switch the day prior. I would expect to see the SW1s working over the next few weeks...
The Metropolitan Water District of Greater Chicago had a minor derailment earlier in the day after picking a switch under Harlem Ave which put #4 on the ground along with four dump cars.
If you only use one beam you get a classy cover for the other opening. How many other locomotives have had the same job since 1952? Number 1 is a mascot of sorts these days.