Westbound arrives at Wallace Yard waiting for an Eastbound.
A heavy January snow is just beginning as Chicago Central power is fueled at the Freeport Engine facility.
Bult in December of 1986 for the Oakway leasing company. CN 5475 now wears the red and black. Seen here waiting for its next assignment in Freeport, IL as the local to Rockford and back.
Crews as Silver Creek Station are busy steaming up Silver Creek & Stephenson Heisler No. 2 for the first run of the morning. The engine normally burns coal, but was burning wood this weekend.
Heisler No. 2 streaks through a grove of trees in rural Illinois at a whopping 5 mph.
The daily Waterloo Yard to Kirk yard manifest train has just doubled back up after meeting its counterpart 337. CN will run these manifest trains up to 12,000 feet, that means the trains can only ... (more)
CN 4028 idles in the CN Freeport Yard in Freeport, IL.
CN 4028 pulls away from the CN Freeport, IL Yard while heading Eastbound into Rockford.
The daily Kirk Yard, IN, to Waterloo, IA, manifest train has just finished the work at Freeport and now pumps air to leave. Today's M337 is running about 12 hours late due to congestion at Kirk ya... (more)
The class Grand Trunk Western logo lives on in 2013.
I never thought I would see this lashup again.
Crew members chat, while preparing to make another trip up the line. The SC&S runs on a segement of the old Milwaukee Road Line know as the "Southwestern". Which ran from Savanna Il. (Kitteridge) ... (more)
The D&RGW Ski Train leaves Freeport behind on its trip east.
Canadian National's brand new rail evaluation test car idles in the Freeport yard after a long day of work.
The sound of EMD at work on the railroad may be disappearing slowly but at least today the worn & weary geep is providing faithful service, drilling the yard in Freeport.