Top Ten of 2017. With 2017 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.10. A major factor in choosing a location to view the total sola... (more)
Despite running across the heart of Illinois, the Santa Fe TransCon, now known as BNSF's Chillicothe Subdivision, is anything but flat. Trains traversing this line must climb and descend many stee... (more)
A NS "DC to AC" Dash9, followed by a CSX AC4400CW lead this autorack train on the BNSF transcon.
A westbound stack train passes the searchlights at Edelstein, IL.
A pair of BNSF SD40-2R's brings the L-CHI101, aka the "Streator Flip" west at Edelstein on its way back to Galesburg.
Leading the charge of early morning eastbounds on the BNSF Chillicothe subdivision, BNSF 4099 has no problem making the heavy grade into the Illinois River valley with train BNSF Z PHXWSP7 01L in ... (more)
A thunderstorm and an eastbound freight train roll across the Illinois prairie on a gloomy late summer night. The signals here at Edelstein aren't long for the world, as crews are quickly working... (more)
An eastbound BNSF Z train meets a westbound unit autorack train at the top of the grade of Edelstein Hill on the former ATSF Chillicothe Sub. The searchlight signals at this location still stand t... (more)
A pair of BNSF GE's lead a westbound stack train under the Santa Fe searchlight signal bridges at Edelstein on a muggy evening in central Illinois.
A DPU set brings up the rear of a westbound at Edelstein, IL as a storm starts to creep into the area.
A low hanging layer of fog has settled in on the northern Illinois prairie as a green signal is displayed for a westbound on BNSF's Chillicothe Subdivision. These searchlights date back to the day... (more)
Pulling with all their might, 22,000 horses come over the top of the most formidable mainline grade in the state of Illinois known as Edelstein Hill.