An eastbound train fouls the Chicago & North Western crossing at
In the 1980s, the Green Bay & Western would change crews at Merrillan,
which would involve stopping the train near the depot jointly owned by the GBW
and the Chicago & North Western.
Phil O'Keefe took this photo in
June 1981 and he
For some reason, the GB&W crews always liked to foul the C&NW mainline during crew
changes. Back in the 1970s and '80s, there was an agent working in the depot and my friends and I would often go in there to talk trains while
waiting for the GB&W to come through.
"Diamond" is a railroading term for a crossing.
Phil O'Keefe photo, June, 1981
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