Indiana Harbor Belt
Hammond, Indiana (State Line Crossing)
June 17, 1972

At State Line Crossing just west of Hammond, Indiana an Indiana Harbor Belt transfer run led by SW no. 8792 cuts diagonally across the Nickel Plate Road (left) and Chicago & Western Indiana (right) mains on its way to Blue Island Yard. The track crossing the Nickel Plate from lower left to upper right is the Monon's connector to the C&WI which will take it the rest of the way into Chicago. Note the headlight in the distance on the Nickel Plate (now Norfolk & Western) waiting its turn through the crossing.

This page posted 6/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.