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.
The KJ couldn't run west of Mapleton with the Santa special out ahead on the line all day.
CB&Q SD24 504 leads the coach train into station track 2 at the IRM.
Lots of history in one photo...The last Chicago and NorthWestern painted SD40-2 pulls a string of cabooses consisting of CB&Q, CGW, MILW, and UP. Also the old EJ&E spaulding tower that at one poin... (more)
Frisco 1630 backs towards the main at the IRM.