Stormin’ through Stronghurst: An eastbound Santa Fe freight rolls through Stronghurst, Illinois, on May 31, 1986, led by EMD GP30 No. 2717 painted in “Kodachrome” merger paint.
At every bit of 70 MPH, four ES44DC's highball a westbound Z train through the small town of Stronghurst, 209 miles west of Chicago and 25 miles east of Ft. Madison, IA.
The eastbound Southwest Chief races east towards Chicago, IL, as they past thru the crossovers here at Stronghurst. The train left the last stop at Ft. Madison, IA, on time and will stop at Gales... (more)
An eastbound Z-train races east towards Willow Springs as they past thru the crossovers here at Stronghurst. The ex-Santa Fe cantilever signals are untouched east of Ft. Madison, IL, for now I am... (more)
A Night photo that can't likely be replicated.
A westbound BNSF automotive train raced through Stronghurst, IL on Sept. 13, 1996, led by GP50 No. 3830.
I have been trying to get out and shoot many of these classic Santa Fe cantilever signals along the Marceline and Chillicothe Subs. From the past few trip I have taken, I see most of these classic... (more)
An eastbound headlight illuminates the western horizon at 4 am. BNSF 7548 is on an eastbound bare table train that is about to break the quietness of this small town in western Illinois on the BNS... (more)
After holding for track and time the only Yellow ES44DC got a highgreen and blasting off Under a classic SF cantilever signal bridge.
A BNSF Gevo passes the 2 cantilever signals at top speed on the BNSF Transcon in Illinois.
BNSF 5360 highballs Stronghurst passing under vintage ATSF style cantilevers in a scene that will someday be history.
The 4610 of different sort. It may not look as good as the "Southern" painted GP59, but it sounds just as good rolling at high speed.
Z train at speed near Stonghurst Ill with BNSF 4457, NS 9446, BNSF 7658 and 35 cars