On a sunny April Fool's Day, Z CHCSTP highballs through Stratford, IL on the old BN.
A Seattle-Chicago Z train approaches the east switch at Stratford on BNSF's Aurora Sub.
Mixed freight from Northtown Yard headed to the NS rolls past the grade signal just west of Stratford.
Trailers and containers bound for Portland, OR head west into the sun at Stratford. The train is climbing out of the Rock River Valley as they head west on the Aurora Sub.