A hotshot intermodal hustles through Malta, located about 63 miles west of Chicago.
Usually a week before Rochelle's railroad days UP has their display units working locals to Global three, 2016 was not a exception. Here UP 1989, 2001 and a couple other misc units head back east ... (more)
A true powerhouse leads a UP mixed bag west through the small town of Malta. Second in consist is UP 1988, the Katy heritage unit, followed by an assortment of older EMD power.
SD70's ON PARADE: For some odd reason, one can usually catch a westbound Union Pacific manifest coming out of Chicago with a lot of power on the front end. This freight had five SD70's to help it... (more)
DPU on a eastbound loaded coal train is panned as it rolls through Malta.
Eastbound IG3G2 shuttles stacks to Global II Yard.
At the end of the day, a rainbow leads UP 3881 into Malta.
A colorful train of Case combines and John Deere tractors pass the Malta grain elevator eastbound.
A westbound ballast train powered by a pair of 3 window SD60M's screams westbound into the setting sun.
The CNW Heritage SD70ACe leads the way for PRCB through downtown Malta.
Yellow Express stopped by Yellow not-so express
With 20 minutes of sunlight left, this fairly new and very clean ES44DC leads a new NS SD70M-2 past the co-op in the little Illinois hamlet of Malta.
Climbing the grade out of Creston...