Action at Union Avenue, Chicago

Action at Union Avenue, Chicago

The location is Union Avenue interlocking at the east end of Burlington Northern’s “racetrack” to Aurora in about 1980. Amtrak train 380, the Illini, from Carbondale, Ill., comes off the St. Charles Air Line (left) as a BN “dinky” from Aurora in push mode heads for Chicago Union Station (right); between them, is a BN E unit running light.
Paul D. Schneider photo