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Trains Magazine's July '93 issue ranks Joliet, Ill as one of the best Chicago area hotspots. After spending the whole July 31st, '95 day at the diamonds here, I now know why: Tons of trains from SP, Santa Fe, Metra and although I did not get to see them Iowa Interstate shows up too.

This scene depicts lots of history. Obviously cabooses are getting rare, but so are interlocking towers and after this photo was taken the Santa Fe began to fade away too.