Illinois Central [Illinois Central Gulf]
Chicago, Illinois (Twenty-First Street Crossing)
June 3, 1973

There's no question about which road these switchers are lettered for; even the original green diamonds are intact. The tracks in the foreground are the connecting tracks that allow the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio to access Union Station, with the Chicago & Western Indiana immediately behind. The former Pennsylvania's line to Union Station crosses the Illinois Central just in front of the first locomotive.

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