Chesapeake & Ohio
Chicago, Illinois (Pullman Junction)
June 2, 1973

This westbound Chesapeake & Ohio transfer run through Chicago's Pullman Junction is actually on Rock Island rails; the C&O had its own tracks as well through the junction to the right of the train. In the foreground the former Nickel Plate Road (now Norfolk & Western) connector curves to the left and the Chicago & Western Indiana crosses the Rock Island's line at grade. Note the gates used to control traffic through the junction; the semaphore signals indicated the availability of train orders and were not interlocking signals. The small white building next to the train order signals is the junction's tower.

This page posted 7/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.