Hot Spots 1 Blue Island Illinois - Metra Indiana Harbor Belt CSX and Grand Trunk in Chicago DVD5 of 5 (1)
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Blue Island, Illinois, one of Chicago's Hottest Hot Spots, is the place tracks from CSX, GT and IHB meet. Power from Conrail, CSX, CN, CP, GT, BN, SF, SP, BNSF, IHB, IAIS, UP, CNW and a variety of lease units make for some colorful railroading. Power from switchers to GP9's, SD20's to SD75's, C36's to AC60's, loads of variety. 11 hours and 47 train movements, not counting METRA on the old Rock Island.
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Hot Spots 1 Blue Island Illinois - Metra Indiana Harbor Belt CSX and Grand Trunk in Chicago DVD
rrvideoman on 2009-03-01 13:41:47.
A 'Hotspot' can be best described as 'somewhere you should never turn your back to, as You never know what is next'. For railfans, it is a location where there are a lot of trains, preferably but not always from multiple companies. Blue Island fits the description to a "T". Highball has done a fantastic job showing the action here. With many different companies crossing each other's right-of-ways, bridge crossings, and even Metra crossing over top, there is a near non-stop parade of trains. With very little narration, we read screen graphics to give us the time of each train, and we hear the sounds just like we are there. You love trains and variety? You want to stay in one location? This video is a "must have" for all who enjoy railroading. Blue Island is truly a "Hotspot". Thanks to Peter at Highball for sharing this excellent presentation.