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Local traffic around Willow Springs and Lemont once warranted a yard here at the end of the Argonne Branch. However, the decline of local traffic and the building of nearby Willow Springs yard most likely resulted in the dismantling of Argonne Yard.
Here, extended vision caboose no. 999730(now welded shut and used as a shoving platform) is bringing up the rear of the Argonne Switcher(box car only today), as it sits at the end of the Argonne Spur/branch awaiting its turn to head wrong main back to Hodgkins(Willow Springs) Yard.
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