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Photo ID: 655094

UP and NS power leads a baretable train through Nelson, Illinois and passes under the CNW searchlight signals at the junction. The remains of a CNW coaling tower can be seen in the background. more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4854
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 14, 2018


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Apr 16, 2018

Views: 706
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Photo ID: 654254

A pair of Union Pacific locomotives lead a manifest freight westbound through Nelson, Illinois, passing under the remains of a CNW coal tower that once served steam locomotives on the line.
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Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5182
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2018


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Apr 08, 2018

Views: 746
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 634749

I finally got one of these repainted "AC" leading!!! Here a Pleasant Prairie empty coal train passes under the classic coal tower at Nelson. This is a much better improvement over the wa... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6803
Train ID: UP CPPCD
Photo Date: August 19, 2017


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Oct 18, 2017

Views: 1,017
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Photo ID: 625068

Tied down loaded Eastbound coal train sits in Nelson with its train split in 2. It will eventually depart in the afternoon making it only just East of Cortland where it will hold on the main for a... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8628
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 07, 2017


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By: Alex Sanders

Added: Jul 31, 2017

Views: 740
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 614451

One of Union Pacific's afternoon "Birds" ducks under the impressive coal chute at Nelson.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8020
Train ID: UP ZG2LT-22
Photo Date: April 22, 2017


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By: Erik Rasmussen

Added: Apr 25, 2017

Views: 1,285
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Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 604183

CNW 6894 passes the tower in Nelson, IL on a brutally cold day in January of 1985. The tower is long gone but the coaling tower in the background still stands.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6894
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1985


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jan 24, 2017

Views: 1,570
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Photo ID: 600408

Eastbound stack train passes under the classic coaling tower at Nelson on a cloudy-fog filled day.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2641
Train ID: UP
Photo Date: December 06, 2016


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Dec 24, 2016

Views: 1,141
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Photo ID: 569243

The temperature has yet to break zero as a pair of recently repainted Geeps bring a short local past the coaling tower in Nelson, IL.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 4322
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1985


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Mar 12, 2016

Views: 1,617
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Photo ID: 556235

On a flawless November afternoon, a westbound empty crude oil train quickly hustles through the small town of Nelson on the Geneva Subdivision with an all EMD lash-up leading the way, which includ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5145
Train ID: UP ONJBW 15
Photo Date: November 15, 2015


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By: Joe Wagner

Added: Nov 27, 2015

Views: 1,457
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Photo ID: 548931

Westbound empty ethanol train UP UEXCT1 09 off the CSXT in Chicago slowly strolls beneath the large C&NW style signal bridge at NQ (East Nelson), milepost 103 on Union Pacific's busy Geneva Subdiv... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC45CCTE
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7678
Train ID: UP UEXTC1 09
Photo Date: July 10, 2015


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By: Joe Wagner

Added: Oct 03, 2015

Views: 1,471
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Photo ID: 531900

Hotshot Z-train from Global 1 in Chicago, IL, bound for Lathrop, CA, passing under the classic coal tower at Nelson. Nelson is located at MP 104 on the Geneva Sub, about 30 miles from the next cre... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7604
Train ID: UP ZG1LT
Photo Date: May 12, 2015


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By: Craig Williams

Added: May 23, 2015

Views: 1,433
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Photo ID: 529253

UP 5780 leads an empty coal train under the endangered CNW signal bridge at Nelson. In the background you can see the Nelson coaling tower, long out of use but still in place. For now.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5780
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 27, 2015


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By: Deval Dragon

Added: Apr 30, 2015

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Photo ID: 528779

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5165
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2015


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 27, 2015

Views: 1,604
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Photo ID: 524260

UP 7671 leads a manifest west under one of the few CNW signal bridges still standing in Nelson.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7671
Train ID: Manifest
Photo Date: October 26, 2013


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Mar 22, 2015

Views: 1,135
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 522292

Westbound KG2LT screams under the coaling tower at Nelson with the SP heritage unit in charge.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Nelson, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1996
Train ID: UP KG2LT
Photo Date: March 07, 2015


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By: Kevin The Krazy 1

Added: Mar 08, 2015

Views: 1,565
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Favorited: 4

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