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Date: 02/10/19 10:16
From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: gcm

On board the westbound Broadway Limited past Gary,Ind we stopped. Talking to the conductor he said there was a derailment ahead and we would be rerouted off the ex-PRR line.

(1) Here we go - starting the reroute.

(2) The rest of the consist including one of the ex-PRR twin unit diners. Enjoyed a fine breakfast and it was nice to ride the cars on their old home rails.

(3) Headed down new territory.
For years I didn't know where we went but I think I know now.








Date: 02/10/19 10:17
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: gcm

(4) Indiana Harbor Belt SW7 8859 is a nice clue.
This must have been on the IHB.

(5-6) An abandoned station in Hammond,Ind.
The real clue was the tower in the distance. Unfortunately I didn't get a close shot of it.
I went to the other side of the vestibule and saw an EL unit.
Zooming in on the tower (and also a crossing tower) I didn't know which one this was till TO's  GPutz (Gerry) posted a great tower shot a couple weeks ago ---
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,4719113,4719385#msg-4719385 

It looked familiar and I think I finally ID the tower in my shot as Hohman Tower - thanks Gerry !








Date: 02/10/19 10:18
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: gcm

(7-8) We passed EL GP35 2569 probably just past the tower.

(9) A big right hand turn. Is this still IHB trackage?








Date: 02/10/19 10:19
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: gcm

(10-12) Crossing a few main lines. 
The first looks like the ex-Nickel Plate with the EL next.
A few E8 units were waiting for us to pass.
Another line next to the EL was the CSS&SB ?
Looking at Google - the EL row is all grass.
Did this crossing have a name? I believe State Line was a little further east. 








Date: 02/10/19 10:20
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: gcm

(13) I just liked the steam on this one.

Any Chicago experts feel free to tell me where I was wrong in trying to figure out where we were. 

Gary




Date: 02/10/19 10:47
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: Englewood

Tolleston - IHB - Calumet Park Intlg.
Calumet Park  Intlg - PC ex-PRR  SC&S Branch - Colehour Jct.
Back onto the regular route at Colehour Jct.
That is my guess.
SC&S crossed the NKP, C&WI and CSS&SB at Hegewisch.

Nice rare mileage on the IHB!
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/19 10:51 by Englewood.



Date: 02/10/19 12:14
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: GPutz

You're welcome.  It does look like Hohman Avenue tower, Hammond, Indiana.  I don't remember seeing that station in '80, though.  Gerry



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/12/19 12:23 by GPutz.



Date: 02/10/19 13:16
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: boejoe

gcm:  at this late date, do you recall approximately how late you were reaching your destination due to the detour?



Date: 02/10/19 14:15
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: refarkas

Great coverage of this reroute. You certainly covered it well.
Bob



Date: 02/10/19 14:25
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: gcm

Englewood Wrote:
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> Tolleston - IHB - Calumet Park Intlg.
> Calumet Park  Intlg - PC ex-PRR  SC&S Branch -
> Colehour Jct.
> Back onto the regular route at Colehour Jct.
> That is my guess.
> SC&S crossed the NKP, C&WI and CSS&SB at
> Hegewisch.
>
> Nice rare mileage on the IHB!
>  

Thanks for that info on the route.
Gary



Date: 02/10/19 14:27
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!  Love those SDP40F vestibule shots any time and anywhere.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 02/10/19 14:27
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: gcm

boejoe Wrote:
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> gcm:  at this late date, do you recall
> approximately how late you were reaching your
> destination due to the detour?

I don't remember how late we ended up but I don't think it was to bad.
The scheduled arrival was 10:35am and it had been daylight for a while.
Gary



Date: 02/10/19 17:09
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: mp51w

So many options available back then!  Thanks for documenting that interesting detour!



Date: 02/10/19 18:26
Re: From the Broadway - a reroute -- Dec 75
Author: halfmoonharold

So within a few miles, you crossed the N&W/ NKP going west at Hohman, then turned toward the northeast on the SC&S and crossed it again at Burnham.



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