The 08:00 transfer, also know as GLNBR, gets ready to shove from the east end of CN's Glenn Yard to the BRC Main Line.
BRC 534 works a cut of cars on the east end of BRC Clearing Yard as it has done for many years. This unit used to wear the American Bicentennial colors before being repainted into the standard BRC... (more)
This are nice-looking cabooses, and still in proper use. Too bad about the graffito, even if it is "Chicago's own."
Finishing off a string of cars, BRC 573/573B roll slowly back down the east side of the hump to do it all again.
a BRC South Chicago job heads thru Pullman Jct. When the hogger of this train went by me at Hayford, he quipped "I'd rather have Alcos!"...I agreed!
A pair of the Belt's pug-nosed Centuries assemble their train of coal hoppers.
Time was running out for the Belt's Centuries, I'm glad I got to photograph them before it was too late.
In 1996 this cow and calf set could be found working the Belt's Clearing Yard. Today they can be found a bit further north, in Crookston, MN on the Minnesota Northern.
Switching the east end of the yard.
Belt Railway at work on the day after Christmas with clean boxcars. Business was down then, there was even speculation of the yard closing.
The Belt's 8AM transfer departs Clearing with BRC GP38-2 581 and a leased Helm SD45 trailing with a decently sized train for the CN's Glen Yard on the old GM&O. An actual caboose trailed the train... (more)
Outbound BRC train led by a BRC geep and an ex SP SD45, this train also had a caboose!
The venerable Alco's pull a drag to Proviso yard on the IHB passing under the BN. The smoke would belch and the sounds were awesome!