Oil trains are becoming more frequent on the C&I as proven by Norfolk Southern's S&A heritage unit #1065 leading an empty back home for a refill.
Westbound Chicago, IL, to St. Paul, MN, intermodal train blast pass the CTC signal for West Chana. The train will zip across northern Illinois in short fashion with this small train. Chana is loca... (more)
Cats growl out of Chana: Burlington Northern train No. 43 exits the siding at Chana, Illinois, after meeting No. 2 on the sunny spring day of April 6, 1991. On the point is GP20C No. 2003, a repow... (more)
The BRC Clearing Yard, IL, to Northtown Yard, Minneapolis, MN, freight train takes off after meeting the eastbound ZSTPCHC at Chana. The eastbound Z went in to meet this NTW and the ZCHCSSE about ... (more)
Tom Kidd photo.
CN had a haulage agreement with BN in the 90's to move CN's Canadian traffic to the US via Superior, St. Paul, to Chicago. Here one of those trains rolls past the west end of Chana on the C&I enro... (more)
In the golden hour, it sure was nice to see this Oakway SD60 on the point!
V CHCTAC splits the searchlights at W Chana, as it strolls west into the setting sun, with an Oakway SD60 leading.
EMD 9038 west, crawls into Chana. It would take the siding, to allow a Z train around it.
Westbound Z on the move after the eastbound counterpart cleared moments before.
Looking west toward the setting sun on the Aurora sub in Chana, Illinois. A tiny midwestern town, Chana has no stores, no gas stations, amid miles of corn. I had stopped there looking for somethin... (more)
An EB "Z" train heads east past the Chana station sign for Chicago from the PNW.
An EB "Z" train heads east for Chicago from the PNW.