Fistful Of Steel: NS and IHB at CP502, 7-29-09.
- Published on Aug 12, 2009
- In the thick smog of East Chicago, IN, a place known as CP502 has been a popular hangout for foamers many years now. A pedestrian walkway crosses the NS Chicago Line, The IHB Mainline, CN's Ex. EJ&E Lake Front Line, and Yard trackage for Arcelor Mittal Steel. The pedestrian bridge overlooks a Grand Canyon of smokestacks and steel mills as far as the eye can see. The smell is gorgeous out here too. This video covers everything other than the Mittal Switchers since I had to put that footage in a seperate video.
Also just so you know, this spot is OFF LIMITS so enjoy this footage while you can. I would have stayed longer, but mill security ran me off the bridge, claiming they own it. The bridge is indeed, owned by them to get their workers safely across the tracks to other parts of the mill. Do not come here unless you want to be arrested.
An NS Z-train passes below with a couple of Ex. Conrail units following.
NS C40-9W #9294
NS C40-8W #8382
NS C40-8W #8450
Amtrak 350 cruises by at restricted speed due to maintenence in the area.
UP SD70M #4005 runs solo blast with loaded autoracks. As soon as the last car is about to clear, Amtrak 29, the Westbound Capital Limited blasts it's K5LA under the bridge.
An NS container intermodal meets a Westbound UP trackage rights manifest whose K3LA nearly had me drop a load as it went under the bridge.
NS ES40DC #7531
NS C40-9W #9318
UP SD70M #4209
UP SD70ACe #8553
Traffic starts picking up as a BNSF trackage rights train switches to the NS from the obscured IHB Mainline.
BNSF C44-9W #5064
NS SD70M-2 #2721
This container intermodal whistles for workers as it passes below.
NS C40-9W #9499
NS SD70M-2 #2756
An NPCU is in charge of Pere Marquette 371.
IHB domitates the junction as it pulls a mixed local to the yard.
IHB SW1500 #1502
IHB #1516 pulls out with uniform loads of coils.
A pair of catfish take a bunch of coil cars to the IHB.
NS C40-9W #9696
NS C40-9W #9380
The once daily "Lake Front" job runs up the newly aquired CN branch with a GTW unit leading.
GTW GP38-2 #4927
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