Holland to Chicago - 9/10/05

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Holland to Chicago - 9/10/05

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Took family for a day to Chicago aboard Amtrak 371 on 9/10/05.

About 8am a CP train coming from Chicago had 20 minutes to get in the Holland siding before Amtrak arrived.
VIDEO: http://webpages.charter.net/d712/CP.wmv
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Amtrak 371 arrives to Holland on time.
VIDEO: http://railroadfan.com/gallery/displayi ... ?pos=-6686
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Our train waited before the St. Joe swing bridge for a CP train (sorry no video). We also waited for Q326 which was only minutes behind the CP train.
VIDEO: http://railroadfan.com/gallery/displayi ... ?pos=-6685
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St. Joseph swing bridge
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Passing a CP train south of St. Joseph.
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Long wait at this crossing.
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New Buffalo
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New Buffalo yard
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Burns Harbor IN
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Here we overtake Q327. This train passed the last Cannonball out of Muskegon at Waverly Yard the night before. Power was HLCX 6301, CSX 8455 and CSX 2613 with 95 cars in tow.

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CSX with new coal gons
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Stopped along this UP coal train waiting for a NS train to cross the lift bridge ahead.
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The NS train passes.
VIDEO: http://railroadfan.com/gallery/displayi ... ?pos=-6683
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Get the okay to cross the lift bridge.
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Could this be the same mty coal train that passed through Rochelle later in the day.
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Chicago Shortline train waits along the coal train.
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Waiting trains
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Through the lift bridge
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Lift bridge and Skyway bridge.
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Red signals
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NS units
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Colorful
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Mini Hump
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NS 9961
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NS units
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Chicago Rail
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Lifting containers
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Under the overpass.
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BNSF container above UP units
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Diamonds
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Switches
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21st Street Crossing
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Amtrak yard
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Entering Chicago Union Station
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Chicago Union Station
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Metra along the Chicago River
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Now on 370 returning to Holland.
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Leaving CUS
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Nice Amtrak consist.
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Engine 2 with an oily mess.
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BNSF out the window
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Waiting over the Dan Ryan Expressway a CTA train leaves the city. Video shows one going back to the city.
VIDEO: http://railroadfan.com/gallery/displayi ... ?pos=-6682
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More NS locos
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Philip R. Clark in channel
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Back on the CSX we pass a CP train.
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Sunset
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Looking old age
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St. Joseph depot
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Off the train at Holland.
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ENJOY

Hope it's not too much.
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Great job BB really enjoyed it

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great report here BB...not long at all. Enjoyed all the videos. The conductor doesn't mind you standing at the rear of the train during the entire commute?
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Hey BB great shots! I particularly liked the New Buffalo coal tower and PRR signals and life bridges in E. Chicago over the Calumet. I wish the Michigan Line Amtraks were not push pull so I could do the same thing! I got lucky when I went out west on the SW Chief to California, there were no reefers on the rear of our train so I got my fill of photographing the old semaphores west of Raton on the old ATSF mainline.

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Great Pics wish I was there GOOD WORK !

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Thanks guys a lot for the comments. :D
railroadfan wrote:The conductor doesn't mind you standing at the rear of the train during the entire commute?
The way to Chicago the only thing he said was don't open the sliding door but I wasn't standing the entire commute.
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