The past still lives in the present...
Heading eastbound with an SD62 and MNPPR in tow, UP 1996 shines in the morning sun.
With a couple friendly toots from the passing coal train, the pull down works the west end of Global 3 with two SD40Ns. The C&NW twins can barley be seen in the distance.
Work to replace broken rail is underway as a eastbound coal train passes by on the opposing track.
BNSF 9620 leads BNSF's daily manifest NTWBRC west towards BNSF's Northtown yard in Minneapolis, MN on he BNSF Aurora Sub.
BNSF 2351 leads a Metra coach towards Rochelle, IL. This coach is going back to Nipon Sharyo in Rochelle for repairs or upgrades.
Westbound under the new signals
After being in storage at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union for over a year, the CNW 8646 and 8701 were sent to Proviso last week to be reactivated and are seen here in Rochelle, leading the Gl... (more)
Burlington Northern locomotives used on locals out of Rochelle, Illinois, rest on the night of December 30, 1995, during a light snowfall. BN EMD GP39E No. 2938 is a former CB&Q GP35—while GP28M N... (more)
MILW 853 and caboose are parked at Rochelle, IL along the BN mainline, east of the CNW diamonds. Milwaukee Road shared track with BN from Rockford to Rochelle, and operated south of Rochelle on a ... (more)
Three days after Christmas, the new Burlington Northern Santa Fe looks like the good old BN as a Q train led by two BN SD40-2s rides the table top landscape above clods of tilled soil and corn hus... (more)
The sun is just rising on what will be a warm August day, and the town of Rochelle,IL is barley awake as a WB UP intermodal thunders over the BNSF/UP diamond in Rochelle
UP 2002 sits on display for Rochelle Railroad Days 2015.
Before the bridges fell...
Instead of SP's 'Bloody Nose,' it's UP's 'Rusted Nose.' UP 4579 could use a little bit of touch up paint on the nose as it is seen passing the Rochelle Railroad Park.