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Chicagoland Junction Series: UP Villa Grove Junctions- Jay Tower, Dolton, Thornton, 9-23,24-10.

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Published on Mar 12, 2011

1:22PM-
Things were pretty quiet at Chicago Height's Jay Tower, until a light power move with an old SP unit second out came by.
UP AC4400CW #6344
UP AC4400CW #6358

1:48PM-
Loram ballest cleaning equipment travels North to the siding at Thornton Junction, where they will tie down for a few days.

2:09PM-
Standing on the hill at Dolton, a CSX run through freight on the Villa Grove Sub crosses it's own trackage and the IHB.
CSXT C40-8W #7687
CSXT C40-8 #7636
CSXT SD60 #8772

2:47PM-
Throttling up from the holding point at UP's Yard Center, a sweet CSX consist takes a manifest North to Chicago.
CSXT SD40-2 #8400
CSXT SD40-2 #8407
CSXT C40-8 #7523

3:20PM-
Seen at Thornton Junction, UP yard power returns with auto-parts boxcars from Chicago Heights.
UPY MP15DC #1389
UPY GP15AC #654

3:36PM-
After holding at Yard Center, the manifest I saw earlier at Dolton now proceeds South over the CN/GTW diamonds at Thornton.

3:48PM-
P42DC #124 was in charge of today's Amtrak Texas Eagle 22, temporarily re-routed on the Villa Grove.

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