The Nebraska Zephyr departs off station track 2 at the IRM.
A covered wagon fan's dream. BN 1, CNW 411, MILW 118-C and MILW 37A bask in the morning sunlight.
Shoving back to Olson Road, the Nebraska Zephyr would be pulling into the station within a few minutes to take on more passengers.
CB&Q 9911-A, named the Silver Pilot, is the last E5 in existence. Built in 1940, she's still going strong at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union. Here's to many more years!
With a puff of smoke, Frisco 1630 leads its passenger train by the semaphore signal at IRM.
ATSF 92, WC 7525 and CBQ 504 make for a really nice line-up at the IRM's Diesel Department. It was a beautiful day for photos.
BN 3, wearing sharp "Executive" paint, is in charge of the CNW bilevel train this year as it makes its way west through the museum grounds.
It was nice to see the "Little Joe" out and about for Showcase Weekend this year! #803 is in charge of the photo freight as it makes its way east.
IRM's beautifully restored CB&Q SD24 holds on station track 2 with the coach train.
BN E9 3 leads the CNW bilevel train down the IRM main track in front of the depot.
Chicago & West Towns 141 makes its way around the trolley loop at the IRM. This beauty is one of the newest restorations done by the volunteers of the IRM.
The Nebraska Zephyr splits the semaphores at Olson Road.
South Shore "Little Joe" 803 heads light westbound along the IRM mainline, making a rare appearance in operation for Showcase Weekend.
Santa Fe FP45 sits on display for Museum Showcase Weekend at the IRM. This is the first time this unit has been outside in a couple of years.
Streamliners at Union! Four wagons of various heritages sit in Yard 5 at the IRM.