With the Phase II heritage unit leading the way, Amtrak train 303 heads south past Global 4 in Joliet.
In sweet golden hour light, Amtrak 65 leads Lincoln Service 305 out of Joliet. Work on double tracking the line from Joliet to Elwood has begun.
Amtrak 63 on train 303 departing the new station of Bloomington-Normal.
Heritage #66 passes Millsdale Road at a high rate of speed.
A group of geese pay no attention as Amtrak 63 leads Lincoln Service 303 over the Kankakee River in Wilmington.
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.
On board Amtrak train #302, we are cruising along at 110mph+ as we pass a semi waiting at a crossing on the small section of high speed rail between Dwight and Pontiac, IL on 11/20/13. My GPS app ... (more)