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).
As the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society former Nickel Plate Railroad 2-8-4 Berkshire #765 leads the afternoon trip of the Joliet Rocket to LaSalle Street Station in Chicago, IL on 6/17/2017... (more)
IAIS 502 leads SIBI past Blue Island Tower.
RTA F40's at Blue Island, IL
12 years after it was painted, The Belt Railway of Chicago's bicentennial contribution leads a transfer along CSX's former B&OCT to Barr Yard. Tom Golden photo.
A BN lite power move consisting of a SD40-2, GE B-unit, and GP50 head north toward their home at Clyde Yard in Cicero after delivering a transfer to CSX's Barr Yard in nearby Riverdale. Tom Gol... (more)
GTW 5827 brings a train thru Blue Island, IL in August of 1988. I think they need more bridges here!
Metra 418 pulls into Blue Island, IL to drop off some passengers before continuing towards Joliet.
Having been with the B&O for over 30 years of service, this high hood Geep leads a Chessie-painted GP30 as they head southeast toward Barr Yard. Tom Golden photo.
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.