A RS-2 is working the yard making up a train.
Tom Golden photo.
Back when you could still see ex-MP "slicksides" on UP.
I got two PAs in my first American Flyer train. It's a shame this is the only condition I ever actually saw them in, stripped of parts and waiting for the price of stainless steel to go up.
Burlington K-2 class 4-6-0 637 was built by Rogers Locomotive & Machine Works in November 1892 as Burlington & Missouri River 309. In 1949 this locomotive was refitted with a diamond stack for exh... (more)
A campaign train for Gov. Jim Thompson takes a siding off the high iron of the Illinois Central somewhere near Marion. The train had been in Cairo earlier for a campaign stop.
A unit train of corn syrup rolls east down the C&I under some amazing storm clouds.
Temptation was too much for some railfan I guess. FM might have lasted longer if they had that great medallion on the front of everything. Another great advertising icon cast aside.
Heading to St.Louis for the NRHS Convention.
The Bureau-Peoria "rocket" rolls down the old Rock Island in the river valley, hard to beleive they had passenger trains at 70 mph on this line
A BNSF B40-8W leads the way past a section of bad track just outside Chicago on the Santa Fe mainline. That could explain the 40 MPH speed restriction signs in the area.
An ex-Illinois Central Geep retains the IC reporting marks on its new CN paint.
It has warmed up to 3'F as the crew backs down to pick up some cars before returning to the main.
Chicago & North Western H class 4-8-4 by the coal stage at an unknown depot in the 1930s. It was built by Baldwin in 1929.