EMDX #1201 pulls the O55 Caterpillar export train through the vast open fields of rural southern Illinois.
EMDX "Caterpillar" painted SD70ACe #1201 leads NS 055 through New Baden, Illinois headed for Savannah, GA.
NS ran the Cat painted EMD demo on once weekly high/wide train O55 today.Catching this beauty on a solid cat train was quite the treat.The big EMD handled the 2800 foot 22 car train with ease.Seen... (more)
West bound NS auto rack train rides into the sunset on its way to St. Louis, MO.
#223 a Kansas City-Atlanta hotshot breaks the small town silence of New Baden.
What a lashup: A beautiful-looking blue ex-CR SD50, an NS SD70M, and another EMD smoker thunder westbound 224 past MP 33.6. Signs of fall prevail as seen in the harvested corn field...
NS 9387 pauses just long enough to pose for the camera at the west switch in New Baden waiting for clearance to proceed west.
A nice unibrow horsehead NS 9387 splits the signals at the west end of the New Baden siding as it throttles west toward E. St. Louis.
UP's infection of NS lines continues as westbound NS 375 eases onto the siding and past the miniature position light for a meet with eastbound D76. Note the anti-President Bush message on the cre... (more)
Anyone else tired of seeing UP where they don't belong? In the Metro East, they run the CN/IC, the CSX IL Sub, and now here is UP 4775 leading a westbound intermodal on the NS main into E. St. Lo... (more)
A rare showing for BNSF of the NS main into E. St. Louis. Pumpkin I BNSF 1099 and NS 5434 (ex-CR SD50) split the signals and lead this westbound autorack manifest across the plains.
Sporting newly-applied camoflauge, a very late NS 285 tries to sneak past me in New Baden early Friday morning...but I'm alert so nothing is getting by me this morning!!
A rare appearance by CSX on the NS main out of St. Louis. Eastbound CSX 431 holds the main waiting for westbound traffic to clear.
Eastbound NS 26Z (and 115 behind) idle in the hole at New Baden waiting for the W/B NS 224.