A trio of Grand Trunk Western Geeps are seen crossing the Cal Sag Channel as they pound the diamonds at Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
In typical then-Norfolk Southern fashion, a SD40-2 and N&W GE both are seen running long-hood forward as they head south (railroad east) along the IHB in Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
A pair of CSX EMDs bracket a trio of Grand Trunk Western units on on this southbound freight that is on the lead to Iowa Interstate's former Rock Island mainline. Tom Golden photo.
Led by a former Amtrak SDP40F converted to a SDF40-2, the daily transfer between the Santa Fe's Corwith Yard and the IHB's Blue Island Yard after a classic Chicago snowstorm. Tom Golden photo.
Conrail SD60 #6816 and B36-7 #5045 are departing the yard in Blue Island, IL at the same time in November of 1986 while a third train will leave when they clear.
A Rock Island Distract RTA train makes a stop at Vermont Street Station in Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
WB Rock Island Train on the main at Blue Island
For what has been a perpetually bland operation, Chicago's Metra roster has become fairy diverse in a hurry. Here, three different faces of the roster lay over in the ex-Rock Island yard in Blue ... (more)
Penn Central power waits at IHB engine track
Switching at Barr Yard Chicago
Yard power wait at engine track
639 waits at Blue Island engine terminal.
653 waits at Blue Island Round House with a mate.
Westbound waits to double to its train.
Passenger E's wait at the Blue Island Engine Terminal