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BN CY 1 8-10-96 by eyepilot13 BN CY 1 8-10-96 by eyepilot13
8/10/96! The last daze of Cicero (Hump) Yard....GP38-2s and an SD9...Soon the rails be gone; much concrete be poured, and JB HUNT trailers would be parked unceremoniously in the bowl! So much for my first RF phase!
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UnionPacificGP39-2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
EMDX ooooh -squealing with delight-
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
if you follow the ladder back to above the GM unit... is that an IHB unit??
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, good eye! A pair of SW1500s. I sometimes caught them headed into the yard at LaVergne.
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice!!!
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RacoCooper Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Man, I wish the BN had lived on past the 90s. Maybe they would've left this yard unchanged...

Great photo though!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure wish, but they were doing much more run-throughs and Galesburg was the big yard. BRC was starting to do a majority of classification in Chicago. I remember reading the July '88 Trains and it seemed that Cicero's writing was on the wall. Now I don't see much on the Racetrack at all these days except Metra and Amtrak. Either trackwork or they are diverting onto the Chilli Sub that goes through Hodgkins. No passenger crap to get in the way.
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justcallmesly Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
But why get rid of the hump?
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For intermodal. Eola to the west is the main freight yard. Galesburg is the main classification yard and a lot of manifests run through to the BRC. I took a whole roll of film when they were taking out the tracks.
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justcallmesly Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Cool and aww :(
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's progress! Kept me from putting my heart into railfanning for ten years...but of well...
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