4. Rail Fanning

2019 RF Wednesday, June 26 - 10:00 am


Wednesday, June 26, 2019  

Rail Fanning Tour - 

10:00am to 3:00 pm

Our local area and master customer painter member Charily Hopkins will conduct a tour of some of the Chicago area best rail fanning sites.  This will be only one bus tours so get your request in early.


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                We will first visit the east end of the CP Bensenville yard.  While this yard is primarily served by CP, it also sees a multitude of other railroads transiting through from the North and the East/South.

The next stop will be Matteson, Il.  There is a viewing platform overlooking the old EJ&E tracks now merging into the CN tracks as well as the old IC north/south main.  After that we will head to Chicago Heights.  There is a level crossing of the CN (east/west, old EJ&E) and the UP/CSX (north/south, old C&EI). The remainder of the day will be spent at Dolton, IL where you will see plenty of activity with crossings and switchovers.  A majority of the traffic is CSX but you can see up to 35 trains easily during the daylight hours from various railroads including NS, UP, CSX and IHB.

I hope you will be able to join us for this railfanning excursion.

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