RailPictures.Net Photo: CNW 6655 Chicago & North Western Railroad EMD SD38-2 at Bellwood, Illinois by Bill Edgar
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Chicago & North Western Railroad (more..)
EMD SD38-2 (more..)
Hump tower, Proviso Yard. (more..)
Bellwood, Illinois, USA (more..)
June 10, 1979
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CNW 6655 (more..)
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CNW SD38-2s 6655 and 6659 team up on the hump at Proviso Yard, C&NW's only hump yard at Bellwood, IL on Chicago's west side. This photo was taken from the main tower. The railroad ordered 10 SD38-2s in the mid 1970s for hump, switching and transfer service in the Chicago area. Note the hump was a double track hump, and often two sets of power would be working blocks of cars simultaneously. The 69 track bowl had destination assignments for each track that could change each 8 hour shift. Note also the towers that helped control retarders. At one time this was the largest yard of its type in the U. S.
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