On my last day in Chicago we see the largest yard I have seen to date. Humps going in both directions, trains and cars everywhere. I feel sorry for any FNG's!
Two rco crews using SW1500's pull cars back from the bowl tracks and start assembling outbound trains. The 534 in the back is the ex-Bicentennial unit and to the left is two more yard jobs waiting... (more)
With BRC 560 & 583, now on the hump and ready to shove there cars over the hump, BRC 530, a SW1500, pull its first cut of cars out of the eastbound bowl, and starts to assemble a outbound train.
A lone SW1500 gives off a huge cloud of smoke as it strains to get its train of hoppers moving.
BRC 530 idles at the west end of Clearing Yard at dawn.
BRC SW1500 530, BRC SD40-2 560, and HLCX SD45 6517 await their next assignments at Clearing Yard.
BRC 530 idles in the evening sun.