A dream come true. I have always wanted to shoot the C&NW Twins passing C&NW signals. Well on the morning of my birthday, I said enough was enough and made a dream a reality. C&NW 8646 leads the w... (more)
One of the two remaining CNW-painted units on Union Pacific leads an eastbound Global transfer job through some of the last standing CNW-style signals left on the ex-Chicago Northwestern mainline.
"Chicago & North Western System"
One of two remaining Chicago & Northwestern GEs on the Union Pacific roster lead an eastbound transfer train from Rochelle, IL to Chica... (more)
UP 8263 splits the searchlights of the small town Cortland, IL along the UP's Geneva Sub.
Eastbound Z on the old Northwestern mainline.
The 5000th GEVO leads the Proviso to Council Bluffs train through Cortland with the CNW searchlight signals in the distance
As a hot summer sun rises in the clear, July sky, a 130-car eastbound North Antelope Mine, WY to Oak Creek, WI loaded coal train (UP CNAOK 17) hustles through the town of Cortland and past the Chi... (more)
The "CNW Twins" 8701 and 8646 split the CNW searchlight signals at the crossovers in Cortland.
A trio of UP motors leads a frac-sand train eastbound along the UP Geneva Subdivision through the small town of Cortland, IL, splitting the old CNW signals that still exist at the interlocking her... (more)
Westbound Gibson, IN to Mira Loma, CA auto train kicks up some fresh power with the CNW heritage unit passing one of the few remaining CNW style signals on the line.
Richard Beal photo:
Waiting for traffic to clear up in front of it, the one CNW SD50 that got the nose herald in zito yellow sits with an auto train outside Cortland, IL.
"Da Bird" flies through Cortland.
A "Northwestern-y" scene as UP coal loads ease into their parking spot east of Cortland waiting for track ahead to clear.
A local train off the UP Troy Grove Sub, with obligatory UPY GP15-1's, rolls through Cortland in -12F weather. QNPSKP 02 is visible in the background.