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 1 we will see the CSX Bedford Park Intermodal Terminal as well as the Belt Railway of Chicago and hot spots such as Blue Island, St. Anne and Pine Junction, Burns Harbor and State Line.
These trains and locations were shot between 1995 and 1998, so CSX and Norfolk Southern have not yet taken over Conrail. That split brought so many changes to the Chicago railroad scene in the East.
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.