A CNW SD40-2 leads a string of former Family Lines and Chessie System EMDs south on a lite engine move bound for CSX's Barr Yard. Tom Golden photo.
A pair of Belt Railway of Chicago MP15DCs, including their bicentennial contribution, bring a transfer to CSX's Barr Yard. Tom Golden photo.
With it's Seaboard Coast Line colors bleeding through, a renumbered GP40 leads a string of Chessie System EMDs on a lite engine move headed for nearby Barr Yard in Riverdale. Tom Golden photo.
Seen wearing the "Bankruptcy Blue" paint scheme, a Gallon hi-rail crane, backhoe, and other Maintenance of Way equipment is seen at Vermont Street in Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
A reverse move, shoving back, at Blue Island Illinois. Photo by Jeff Stupar.
A duo of golden orange IHB units head north through Broadway Street in Blue Island, destined for Norpaul and interchange to CP at Franklin Park. The leader, 4010, is a rare SP era GP40P-2, which w... (more)
A pair of CNW GP50s lead an APL stack train along the IHB through Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
A pair of Burlington Northern SD40-2s are seen bringing a transfer from Clyde Yard in Cicero to CSX's Barr Yard in Riverdale. Tom Golden photo.
One week before Christmas 1977, a single Rock Island E8 is seen pulling a long string of 1920s-built "Capone" commuter cars through cold, snowy Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
Metra MP36 425, painted in a special scheme, backs into the coach yard in Blue Island. This locomotive, named after retiring Metra president Don Orseno, is painted in a special Rock Island inspire... (more)
Metra 100 in its RTA wrap departs 119th St in Blue Island.
A Chicago Northwestern GP7 leads a Grand Trunk Western GP38-2 on a southbound (railroad east) stack train through Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
Westbound leaves the former Rock Island Yard at Blue Island.
Metra 201 passes Blue Island tower as it arrives with a outbound train.
Iowa 502 leads SIBI east past Blue Island tower, about to enter Burr Oak Yard.