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)
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. more)
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)
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)
One of Union Pacific's afternoon "Birds" ducks under the impressive coal chute at Nelson.
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.
Eastbound stack train passes under the classic coaling tower at Nelson on a cloudy-fog filled day.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
UP 7671 leads a manifest west under one of the few CNW signal bridges still standing in Nelson.
Westbound KG2LT screams under the coaling tower at Nelson with the SP heritage unit in charge.