NS Manhattan Sub in Illinois

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MetraSouthWestServiceFan
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NS Manhattan Sub in Illinois

Post by MetraSouthWestServiceFan » Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:36 pm

Hey guys, i couldn't decide if i should pose this question in the Chicago Commuter Forum or here but I think because my question has to do with freight train operations that it belongs here.

Anyway, I know that Norfolk Southern owns the ex-Wabash tracks that run through Orland Park, IL from Chicago to Manhattan and I also know that there is some but minimal freight service to Manhattan along the Metra Southwest Service tracks. My question is when would I be able to see a freight train? I know that they run through here but I never see them. Can anyone help me?

Thanks.

GWoodle
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Re: NS Manhattan Sub in Illinois

Post by GWoodle » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:51 pm

MetraSouthWestServiceFan wrote:Hey guys, i couldn't decide if i should pose this question in the Chicago Commuter Forum or here but I think because my question has to do with freight train operations that it belongs here.

Anyway, I know that Norfolk Southern owns the ex-Wabash tracks that run through Orland Park, IL from Chicago to Manhattan and I also know that there is some but minimal freight service to Manhattan along the Metra Southwest Service tracks. My question is when would I be able to see a freight train? I know that they run through here but I never see them. Can anyone help me?

Thanks.
Best chance when I lived there is the old Wabash Landers yard, now mostly a TOFC. you could start in Worth for the IHB or CSX/B&O track & connection from Chicago Ridge.
Glenn Woodle

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