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Shabbona, Illinois

Shabbona is a small town along the BNSF westbound out of Chicago and is where the tracks diverge (westbound) from easy following after miles of running next to a major road.

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Shabbona, Illinois
December 27, 2019 Railfanning Chicago is rather like shooting fish in a barrel if you handle the city itself. I am a country boy and so it isn't really my cup of tea. We did manage to catch a little bit of action as we entered and exited the city for (non-railfan) touristy reasons, although the day was off toa slightly bad start when I followed a different line from the one I thought I was following out of the city: with an EOT squawking away nearby but no sign of the train it was attached to, we admired the diamond at Stillwell for a few minutes before carrying on.