Frisco steam locomotive No. 1630 preparing for a day of excursions.
During Diesel Weekend 2015, this line up was displayed in yard 5. Here three F-units and one E-unit shine under the moon and stars, and the last of the blue hour too. Currently the MILW 37A is i... (more)
The C&NW 411 is ready to return her train to the shop after a successful day. This was the 411's first day in service after having rehab work completed.
As the sun sets, the 411 and her bl-level train is prepared for a night photo shoot. This was the 411's first day in service after having rehab work completed.
Chicago & North Western RSD5 1689 in the yard at the Illinois Railway Museum. The night photo shoot was part of the events held for C&NW Day. Lighting by Kevin Sadowski
Chicago & North Western F7A 411 and a fleet of C&NW locomotives are lined up for photographers during the first C&NW Day at the Illinois Railway Museum. Lighting by Kevin Sadowski.
C&NW Nights at the Illinois Railway Museum.
IRM is typically closed during the winter months, but from Thanksgiving towards Christmas, you can get in on the days they run their Happy Holiday Railway trains.
The WC 7525 and the C&NW 6847 sit side by side on the steam servicing leads at the Illinois Railway Museum.
C&NW 1689, C&NW 6847, C&NW 8646, and C&NW 8701. After a short stint of mainline use by Union Pacific, the twins have returned to IRM for storage.
Joy Mfg. Co. #2 sits at the Illinois RR Museum in Union, IL in October of 2008. Not a lot of Whitcomb's left.