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Union Pacific and Canadian National at West Chicago, IL
In this episode, we'll visit a famous railroad junction in West Chicago, Illinois. This junction is where Union Pacific's former Chicago & North Western Geneva Sub crosses Canadian National's former Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern's Leithton Subdivision. JB Tower controls all movements through the junction. It's rare to see an active interlocking tower in the 21st century, so this spot is indeed unique. 17:33 Mins.
Norfolk Southern Chicago Line - Waterloo, Indiana After Dark
Waterloo, Indiana is a popular train watching location located on Norfolk Southern's super-busy Chicago line. Located about 75 miles west of Toledo, Waterloo offers around 70 trains per day. Let's catch a few trains on a cold winter night. 17:00 Mins.
CSX Garrett Sub Wooden Bridge Farewell
All over the country, rail-fans make use of the lofty vantage points where a road passes over the railroad track. In the case of extreme northeast Indiana, one of the most notable overpasses existed at the rural country road 75 overpass just west of the Indiana/Ohio state line and Hicksville, Ohio. At this point, the super busy CSX Garrett Subdivision enters a period of grade separation as the line passes through Hicksville.
This unique location has been a popular rail-fan spot for years, but in early 2014, the bridge was slated for removal. The grade separation can clearly be seen. On March 1st, 2014, with the bridge's demolition imminent, we made our final visit to this incredible location before shots like these would be gone forever.
Fortunately, CSX obliged by sending several trains past a small group of rail-fans present to commemorate the last Saturday of the bridge's existence. 14:37 Mins.
CSX Garrett and Barr Subdivisions in Northwest Indiana
In this edition we'll take a look at some CSX action in the northwestern part of Indiana. On the east side of Chicagoland, trains are plenty, and we'll feature this part of the country on several future editions of TrackSide Travels. 19:20 Mins.
This episode will feature busy mainline action along Norfolk Southern's super busy Chicago Line in Kendalville, Indiana. Kendalville is located about 40 miles east of the large classification yard in Elkhart, and is about 90 miles west of Toledo. There are several nice locations to view trains in this area.
This episode will feature the crude oil trains that have become a mainstay across class 1 main lines throughout the United States. We'll look at oil trains primarily in Indiana and Ohio, but we'll catch some oil train action in other places as well. 28:07 Mins.
Nickel Plate 765
In this program we'll follow along with Nickel Plate Berkshire #765 on various trips through northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Norfolk Southern's Nickel Plate heritage unit is accompanying the Berk on today's test run, and the two will travel together for the next several excursion runs on the unit's schedule. 23:13 Mins.
Trains Of Fall
We'll spend this edition of Trackside Travels catching trains on Norfolk Southern lines that radiate out of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, which is an operational hub for NS. 10:39 Mins.
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