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Date: 02/22/21 07:11
Maroon Monday . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   forty eight years ago, this was the view looking WEST!* changed! I knew that! east down the joint ICG former GM&O Santa Fe main at Joliet Union Station, Joliet, IL, as either and inbound or outbound commuter banged through the interlocking, I don't recall. Definately the good old days of fanning, not necessarily for the railroads.
JB



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/21 11:17 by 3rdswitch.




Date: 02/22/21 08:03
Re: Maroon Monday . . .
Author: valmont

Lots to see in this one!



Date: 02/22/21 08:09
Re: Maroon Monday . . .
Author: ntharalson

I would argue this is looking railroad west.  Which ever, it's a nice shot, thanks for posting.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 02/22/21 08:13
Re: Maroon Monday . . .
Author: Conch

Excellent view. Hard to imagine that it was almost a half century ago, but then the Rock's been gone for over 40 years!  How'd that happen?



Date: 02/22/21 08:49
Re: Maroon Monday . . .
Author: robj

ntharalson Wrote:
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> I would argue this is looking railroad west. 
> Which ever, it's a nice shot, thanks for
> posting.  
>
> Nick Tharalson,
> Marion, IA

Thats a nice view, not the usual but
West for sure and you could easily say  down Santa Fe main  line but to be nitpicky it would be ex GM & O, ICG line.

Bob



Date: 02/22/21 09:59
Re: Maroon Monday . . .
Author: Bob3985

Physically this shot is facing south and the two tracks with the platform are the ATSF westbound to the right and the eastbound to the left.
The two mainline tracks to the left of them are the GM&O southbound and the GM&O northbound.
The Rock Island runs east to west here.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/21 10:00 by Bob3985.



Date: 02/22/21 11:11
Re: Maroon Monday . . .
Author: bnsfsd70

Really nice shot here.  A whoolllllllle lot has changed here in the intervening years, but unlike a lot of junctions, every line shown still hosts some amount of traffic still.

- Jeff Carlson



Date: 02/22/21 12:27
Re: Maroon Monday . . .
Author: refarkas

I was there about a dozen times and never thought to take a photo looking this way. First-class scenic.
Bob



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