Chicago, Burlington & Quincy [Burlington Northern]
Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-sixth Street Crossing)
July 27, 1971

Two switchers in long-vanished paint schemes (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy no. 509 and Milwaukee Road no. 613) pose for the camera at Chicago's 26th Street Crossing. Neither unit is on home rails, as the Burlington switcher is on Chicago Junction (Chicago River & Indiana) rails and the Milwaukee on Penn Central (former Pennsylvania) ones; the intervening track belongs to the Baltimore & Ohio. This view looks west from Western Avenue.

This page posted 5/1/2019. Text and photo ©2019 Lamont Downs.