CSX's Chicago Hub operates out of six terminals in the region. It will take two programs to get a good handle on the operations of this Midwest Hub. In Volume 2 we will see the CSX Barr Yard at Dolton. All of the major roads funnel through Dolton Crossing. We also visit area hot spots Chicago Heights, Watseka and Woodland Junction.
These trains and locations were shot between 1998 and 1999 and we'll see the first effects of the split that gave Conrail lines to CSX and Norfolk Southern.
Midwest Video Productions was most active in the mid-to-late 1990s when mergers were happening and flags were falling at a fast clip. This video was shot using professional equipment of the time, but is not up to the clarity of today's high-definition video. It is however an excellent snapshot of an important time in the nation's railroad history.