Built as #423 in August of 1882 for the Columbus, Chicago & Indiana Central RR, the "One Spot" did not make it into the hands of the Clinchfield Railroad until 1900. It did so by way of it's pred... (more)
Raindrops on steam trains and whiskers on diesels
Restored black kettles and silver streamliners
Brown color ballast multiple trains
These are a few of my favorite things!
CTA 2200s being moved back into Barn 4 for a new traction motor.
A fresh and clean UP SD70AH sits in display for the Diesel Day's event at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union IL.
IRM's Nebraska Zephyr rolls through the Illinois countryside, giving riders a taste of what it was like to ride a streamlined passenger train in the 1950s.
A work train dumping rock on an obscure UP branch line? Think again. This contemporary railroad scene was brought to you by the Illinois Railway Museum, which has seen fit to preserve a 1988-bui... (more)
Frisco 1630 lopes along past a farm in rural Union, Illinois.
You'd never mistake this steam locomotive for anything but Frisco! The St. Louis - San Francisco began using the "coonskin logo" in the late 1800s. Legend has it that it started when t... (more)
Freshly restored Frisco 2-10-0 1630 rolls through the wire jungle at Seemann Road, heading for the end of the line.
Illinois Terminal GP7 1605 rests outside the diesel shop at the IRM.
CNW RSD-5 1689 and Milwaukee Road 760 wait near the diesel shop for their turns in the annual diesel parade for diesel days.
One of the newest additions to the IRM roster, CNW 1689, rests after participating in the annual parade of power for Diesel Days.
The first B40-8 to be preserved in a museum rests with other diesel units from the IRM's collection. This unit is only 3 years older than me and it's in a museum!
IRM's BN F9A-B set of covered wagons in the BN cream and green paint scheme leads the heavyweight coach train as it sits on one of the station tracks for boarding purposes.