South Shore's class unit GP38-2 #2000, and two other locomotives ease a coal train bound for Arcellor Mittal onto the North Side at CP 46.5. This area known as Bailly or Baillytown, is quite a busy place on the South Shore. It is our point of entry to the Arcellor Mittal steel mill, Bailly NIPSCO generating station, and three classification tracks, for cars going in and out of the mill, and to and from interchange.
The town of Bailly was a community planned in 1833 by Joseph Bailly, as a settlement for French Canadians near his trading post on the Little Calumet River. The town was never built, yet the name has clung to the area for the last 184 years.