Heading south out of Indiana Harbor Belt's Michigan Avenue Yard, #3049 approaches the CSX/IHB diamonds at Calumet Junction with a molten-iron bottle-car train.
Q 381, westbound on the CSX ex-B&OCT mainline, approaches the Calumet Junction diamonds with a BNSF 6 pack up front that includes four brand new ES44DCs in tow.
Twin IHB GP40-2s put on a coloful show as they approach light out of Michigan Avenue Yard on the Kankakee Line, heading south past the junction's still-operational interlocking tower.
Rolling through East Chicago at the head of her westbound coal freight, #9261's bold shape and color offer a striking contrast to the surrounding landscape on this hazy September afternoon.
UP #8339 leads her westbound mixed freight across the Calumet Junction diamonds on the CSX ex-B&OCT mailine, scattering a local flock of pigeons in the process.
Accelerating west after getting a green board, #9855 and her mixed freight are slowly overtaken by a Chicago-bound Amtrak express with NPCU #90218 on the point.
#2578 speeds through Pine Junction with a westbound mixed freight.
A four-unit NS consist (3 Dash 9s and a GEVO) idles on a connector track between the Indiana Harbor's Belt Kankakee Line and NS's ex-Nickel Plate mainline.
An uncommon sighting here: two of Mittal Steel's molten-iron bottle trains meet on the Kankakee Line in the gritty Indiana Harbor section of East Chicago. #4608's train is holding northbound whil... (more)
#1513, approaching from the west, rolls through Pine Junction with a short local freight destined for the nearby CSX/EJ&E Curtis interchange yard.
Still wearing her BN reporting marks, Grinstein Green #9722 begins accelerating her train of new coal hoppers westward on the CSX ex-B&O mainline after receiving a green board.
"Cabage" unit #90222 is on the point of a late-afternoon Chicago-bound Amtrak express, highballing though Pine Junction on the Norfolk Southern mainline.
Approaching from the east, #7555 arrives with a short stack train on her ex-NYC/CR Chicago Line.
#9165's eastbound intermodal freight has just crossed the Indiana Harbor ship canal at CP 503 on the ex-CR/NYC Chicago Line, and is passing through the heavily industrialized Harbor area that feat... (more)
CF&E #3883 is on the point of a short mixed freight heading west through Hammond, IN.