Chicagoland railfanning info

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Chicagoland railfanning info

Post by Gloriousnse » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:59 am

Chicago is still one of the best cities for railfanning, with oodles of choice from the Western, Eastern and Canadian class 1s, plus several major and minor terminal/switching/industrial operations, and some of the midwestern regionals too.

I've not managed to go since 2000, but if you're planning a trip you could do much worse than to check out the following websites:

http://www.chicagorailfan.com/watching.html
This images here are rather out of date, but I think the basic info is still good, and those locations that Trains reccomended back in 1993 are still there...

http://www.dhke.com/CRJ
With much of Chicago's attraction being the many junctions between routes (sort-of a 2-for-1 deal on train quantity) this site is well worth a delve, lots of info on all Chicago's junctions, this is a great guide, with driving directions, estimates of traffic, notes about safety or legality included. Well worth a few hours...

Ah, for the chance to spend a few hours sat at Blue Island again...
Martyn Read

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