On a lucky Friday the 13th, I got my 'prize' catch in Des Plaines Ilinois during training for a major trucking firm. The former CN&W Main ran right by our western terminal and I got the morning ... (more)
Rolling into Chicago on joint UP/Canadian Pacific track are 2 newer CIT repaint 90MAC's, bringing a train of ethanol loads to market for forwarding to CSX in Chicago.
Ex-UP 934 now works the for the C&NW ready to push back to downtown Chicago.
UPY GP15-1 551 leads the 6am Job North through Des Plaines.
CP 280 rolls under I-94, on the approach to Mt. Prospect Road in Des Plaines.
The South St. Paul to Proviso manifest rounds the curve at Howard Street with a "Big MAC" in the lead.
IC&E SD40-2 6429 leads a 643 ethanol train north through Des Plaines.
A sand train heads south through Des Plaines behind an unpatched Southern Pacific AC4400CW.
Southbound 282 train heads for Bensenville during the biggest snow storm in Chicago for the 2012-2013 season.
YPR77 rounds the curve at Norma as it heads south on the Milwaukee Sub towards Brwyn Mawr Yard.
YPR77 makes a rare daylight appearance on the Harvard Sub after a derailment at Bryn Marw.
Sand empties on UP train R-RGPDS head down the connection between Norma and Seeger to head northwesterly for Janesville and eventually Prairie Du Chien, WI.
CP SD40-2 5965 leads 282 south around the curve at Howard Street. Ever since 276 and 277 were moved off this line, consists like this are hard to come by north of Bensenville.
The last IMRL painted locomotive pulls a loaded ethanol train southbound through Des Plaines.