Burlington Northern train No. 203 cruises through Stratford, Illinois, on October 15, 1988. The westbound freight is powered by two members of BN’s huge EMD SD40-2 fleet.
NS 6920 is sandwiched between two NS GE's on a westbound phosphate train bound for Watertown, SD on the BNSF. The crew only has 20 minutes left to work and is tying the train down in the siding.
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.