Three-count 'em-three U23-C's lead BOSE through Hinsdale center on July 18, 1981. A number of these six-axle U-Boats took a break from their mundane duties of shoving strings over the humps at Selkirk and elsewhere for a few months of hauling tonnage over some slightly larger hills.
It's 14:50 at the New York/Mass State line as the first of 5 trains and a light engine move to come over the next 3 1/2 hours arrives in the form of westbound ballast train BOR723. To add interest, these moves will have a SPENO ballast Cleaner working in the area with which to contend. A CR track crew is making some weld repairs to one of the switches near the CR truck along the track. As a side note, the barn at left has recently been razed, as the satellite view shows an empty lot strewn with piles of rubble. Another "photo prop" bites the dust!