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)
The North Local heads south through Wilmington, crossing the Kankakee River. Leading the way is a GP60 in classic Cotton Belt (SSW) colors. Big thanks to Tom Heher for the heads up!
Lincoln Service (former Ann Rutledge) #303 barrels south out of Joliet, behind P42 184. 184 is specially painted in the Phase IV livery, as part of Amtrak's 40th Anniversary.
The High speed rail work is moving along as the TRT-909 and the rail train along with scores of other equipment make their way through Wilmington and Braidwood, this crew is far ahead preparing th... (more)
Although these concrete ties that are part of the High speed rail project may appear to be new to the industry, some may find it surprising that concrete ties were in use on the EJ&E Railway at Wh... (more)
The Texas Eagle is running right on time as it barrels south through the small town of Gardner, IL., leaving a cloud of snow in its wake.
Train #21 barrels through the town of Gardner, a little north of Dwight.
With a new track warrant, the North Local is headed home for Bloomington, moving right along at 60 MPH.
After making a pickup, the North Local reverses back to the rest of its train. It would then head south for Bloomington Yard.
A Cotton Belt painted GP60 rockets through Gardner. About a half mile north of here, he hit the 62.8 detector doing 60 MPH.
After making a ten car pickup, the North Local heads south for Bloomington Yard.
As a southbound work train sits in the siding, a patched Cotton Belt GP60 highballs down the main, just south of Odell.
A patched SSW (Cotton Belt) leads the way south, on UP's North Local.
Amtrak 18 barrels south, with two private cars at the rear of the outbound Texas Eagle.
Leading a southbound business special down the former GM&O Main, the UP 1995 highballs through Gardner.