Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
Blue Island, Illinois (Burr Oak Yard)
July 26, 1971

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific caboose no. 17137 shows off for the camera at the Rock's Burr Oak Yard in Blue Island, Illinois. A New York Central boxcar still in jade green has also slipped into the picture. One of the Illinois Central's MU commuter trains is visible at the far left. Signal aficionados will also appreciate the dwarf signal located just left of the pedestrian crossing.

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