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CP-CN Interchange by classictrains CP-CN Interchange by classictrains
Been away. Life has gotten a bit complicated.

Thought I'd check back and share a quick stop I made last weekend at what used to be the Milwaulkee Road / Elgin, Joliet & Eastern diamond at Spaulding Crossing. Most folks know the Canadian National took over the J and the Canadian Pacific owns much of what remains of the old Milw right-of-way. So now we have the intersection of two Canadian Class-1's in the heart of the American Midwest.

In case that isn't confusing enough, Metra actually owns the Milwa tracks behind me. CP dispatches it and CP has trackage rights. Stuck among the CN power one will find IC (as here) and EJ&E and stuck among the CP one will find Soo and DM&E paint. What a mish-mash.
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:iconjdawg9806:
Man, I had to make sure it was you, thought I joined some group lol. Glad your back!
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:iconclassictrains:
Just taking a long overdue vacation/road trip. I'm not sure I'll be able to keep going on DevArt once I get home again and have to go back to cubicle life [link]
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, an IC locomotive! :)
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eyepilot13 Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Come back Chris! We need you!
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:iconeternalflame1891:
Great catch, Chris!
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:iconbigbadmatt:
Great to see your still around! Great photo too. I sure miss the J/IC/Soo-Milwaukee....
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:iconacela:
Yes, good to have you back indeed, even if it's only for a short while.

Excellent work here. I like the sense of scale between the 'roader and his unit.
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shenanigan87 Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to have you back Chris! :) Seeing your work is always a pleasure.
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