A pair of UP switch engines, recently sold off in a auction, sit on a dead end track at Schweitzer Rd near Global 4 along the former GM&O mainline. The 1330 is a former MoPac MP15.
Just a few minutes out of its station stop in Joliet, Amtrak 53 races through the countryside with southbound Lincoln Service train 305.
The UP Plaines coal train is nearing its final destination at the Plaines Generating facility, seen passing through downtown Joliet.
As the pair of Cotton Belts hold the siding at the south end of Pontiac, the Texas Eagle flies by on the main.
Passing the big grain elevator in Chenoa, the pair of Cotton Belts have clear sailing for the remaining 25 miles of their trip back to Bloomington.
The pair of GP60's head south out of Pontiac, preparing to take the siding up ahead to allow the southbound Texas Eagle to pass.
Heading south, the classic pair of GP60's highball through Gardner at track speed. The UP patch is starting to wear off, once again revealing 1943's original SSW lettering.
The Union Pacific's North Local rolls across the Kankakee River in Wilmington. A pair of Cotton Belt (SSW) painted GP60's provide the power, creating a very cool scene for 2014!
CSX 7817 leads IBPG4 south up Zarley's Hill.
Amtrak P42 53 leads Lincoln Service 303 south through Preston Heights.
Amtrak P42 68 leads Lincoln Service 303 into Joliet.
An SD70M and an SD70ACe highball south at every bit of track speed.
Outbound Lincoln Service #303 passes the Blues Brothers, located outside of the Polk-A-Dot Drive In. We're in Braidwood, Illinois, along historic Route 66.
UP 7712 leads ISEG4 south, approaching Global 4.
The UP's North Local shoves into the plant at Prairie Creek to make a pickup. In charge is a Cotton Belt (SSW) painted GP60, followed by a UP GP38-2. Built as the SSW 9662 in October of 1989, this... (more)