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By:Jim Yasinski
Dates:7/5/2006 - 7/5/2006
Album Info:BNSF road freight stops to switch a Vemiculite factory at Girard Illinois on July 5. 2006. Two of the engines need to be cut off of the train as the industrial siding is only long enough to hold one engine and one car. This short length of track is the former Illinois Terminal traction main line which was dieselized with SW1200's and GP7's in the early fifties. A connection was made wth the CB&Q in 1968 when the IT abandoned the old traction main line in favor of trackage rights on the IC. The BN installed heavier rail on this trackage, but left the old 100lb switch in service which has the old traction era spring loaded frog.
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Engine Cutting Off The train
Title:  Engine Cutting Off The train
Description:  Road Freight Stops to Switch Industry at Girard, IL 0/705/2006
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:36:58 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  289   Comments: 3
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Lead Engine Is Cut Off Of Train / Engineer walks back to Other Two Engines
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:37:33 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Second and Third Engines are Brought Up The Main to Clear the Siding Switch.
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:38:08 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7) BNSF 2426(GP30u)
Views:  346   Comments: 0
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Engine Backs and Gets Two Hoppers and Now Is Entering The Siding. (Old Illinois Terminal Main Line)
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:38:51 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  322   Comments: 1
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Advancing Into Siding.
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:39:35 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Advancing Into Siding
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:40:09 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Setting Out First Loaded Hopper.
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:40:39 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  335   Comments: 1
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Pushing Loaded Hopper To Rear Of Siding
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:41:07 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  300   Comments: 1
Spring Loaded Frog From Traction Era
Title:  Spring Loaded Frog From Traction Era
Description:  Notice Old Traction Era Spring Loaded Frog. Switch Is All That Is Left Of The Old Illinois Terminal Track
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:41:37 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  373   Comments: 1
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  BNSF 4252 B23-7 Returns to Pick Up Second Loaded Hopper and Is Now Pulling it Past The Switch.
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:42:21 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  317   Comments: 0
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Setting The Brakes On The Second Loaded Hopper
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:42:51 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  294   Comments: 1
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Engine Returning To Main Line (Old CB&Q)
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:43:25 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Time To Reassemble The Train
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:43:58 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
BNSF 4252
Title:  BNSF 4252
Description:  Switching Done. Now Leaving Town. Crossing the Old GM&O Now UP Line. Looking South.
Photo Date:  7/5/2006  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:44:23 PM
Location:  Girard, IL
Author:  Jim Yasinski
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  BNSF 4252(B23-7)
Views:  364   Comments: 0


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