Iowa 502 leads SIBI east past Blue Island tower, about to enter Burr Oak Yard.
Metra 100, sporting its RTA inspired wrap leads outbound train 303 into Blue Island, passing Iowa Interstate 513, the Rock Island heritage unit.
A CSX mixed freight departs east out of Blue Island yard.
CNW 4402 leads a GP-7 with a CNW Proviso Yard to CSX Barr Yard transfer train, passing the Tower and crossing the diamonds at the busy Blue Island Illinois hot spot.
A trio of Indiana Harbor Belt's first-generation switchers leads a double stack train south through Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
IAIS 404 leads a pair of former ICG Geeps on a southbound train through Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
A Grand Trunk Western Geep leads a former DT&I unit on a southbound freight through Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
CSX 494 West roars around the corner and overtakes another westbound CSX intermodal train on the adjacent main track.
The Iowa Interstate 25th Anniversary unit leads an interchange train out of IHB Blue Island Yard
A trio of Grand Trunk Western Geeps leads a northbound train through Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
CSX SD40-2 No. 8048 leads an eastbound manifest across one of several bridges at Blue Island. The lead unit began life as Seaboard Coast Line No. 8048.
IHB SW1500 No. 1509 pulls a string of tank cars through Blue Island.
A bread salesman from Wisconsin, Richard Jensen acquired his first steam locomotive, GTW 5629, in 1959 and refurbished it for use in steam fan trips based out of Chicago in the 1960s. Jensen woul... (more)
A Rock Island F7A leads a pair of bilevel commuter coaches west toward Joliet. Note the 1930s-era "Capone" coaches in the background that were in use until the railroad's demise. Tom G... (more)
An E/B CSX manifest traverses the diamonds at Blue Island Junction as it makes its way slowly towards Barr Yard with UP 7821 (AC45CCTE), KCS 4039 (SD70ACe), and CSX 7914 (C44-8W).