Chesapeake & Ohio
Chicago, Illinois (Forest Hill Crossing)
June 18, 1972

The many crossings and junctions in the Chicago area provided endless variety before the merger mania hit with a vengeance. The Chesapeake & Ohio freight is on joint C&O/Belt Railway of Chicago trackage, paralleled at right by the Wabash (Norfolk & Western) main. Tracks about to be crossed by the freight belong to the Pennsylvania (Penn Central), with the Baltimore & Ohio closest to the camera. Note the semaphores on the joint C&O/BRC tracks.

This page posted 8/1/2017. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.