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Chicago Short Line - Railroad

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Chicago Short Line - Railroad
Company Name Chicago Short Line
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1900
Country United States (Details)
Source of Text Bluford Shops
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Chicago Short Line - Railroad



Company History: Formally known as the Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway, this 28 mile line runs from the Calumet District in south Chicago, Illinois to Indiana Harbor, Indiana. For many years the line was owned by LTV Steel and its predecessors and in fact most of the switching operations are inside the steel mill complexes. For Chicago railfans, coming across a CSL train out in the open is a real find.

The diesel fleet is a quartet of EMD switchers. You’ll notice that these switchers is very clean, especially considering the steel mill environs. That’s no accident. CSL locomotives are washed routinely and hand waxed!

In 2002, the CSL became the South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway but the equipment is still painted in Chicago Short Line colors, sometimes with a small change to the little logos. It is currently owned by International Steel Group.

Brief History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2019-08-06 10:55:33

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