UPY 577 (GP15-1) muscles a freight back into the North Yard while UP 8707 (SD70ACe) waits for the go signal to move a loaded coal train south towards the Joint Line.
The UP gets ready to make a major power move from the North Yard. Not sure if these engines are heading to Arkansas with the other engines from the soon-to-be-closed Burnham Yard storage area. Inc... (more)
Many thanks to member Jim Johnson for the heads up. K975 enters the Commonwealth of Virginia at Swimley on the CSX Shenandoah Sub between Harpers Ferry, WV and Winc... (more)
"GP ONE FIVE"
Many thanks to member Jim Johnson for the heads up. CSX GP15's 1552 (ex CR 1655) and 1553 (ex CR 1657) as well as GP40-2 6388 (ex SBD 6642) lead a string of emp... (more)
A westbound empty stone train bound for the Shenandoah Sub is lead by a pair of GP-15s (CSXT 1552 & CSXT 1553) and a GP40-2 (CSXT 6388.
UPY 681 is working the North Yard, seen here from the W. 48th Avenue overpass which offers a great view of the action.
UPY 681 is working the 36th Street Yard sorting a variety of rolling stock.
UPY 577 GP15-1) and UP 1672 (SD40N) muscle a long, colorful freight which will then get broken apart and sorted into the North Yard.
The Troy Grove job heads south out of Shabbona
A trio of classic GP15-1s wait for their next assignment.
Union Pacific local from Belvedere is leaving Rockford Yard crossing Rock River returning to Belvedere on former C & NW line. Bridge in foreground is former Burlington, now Illinois Railway.
UPY 647 (GP15-1) works a string of oil cans in the 36th Street Yard while UP 4709 waits for a completed train.
A nice variety of UP power is spotted in the North Yard, including the Rio Grande heritage unit 1989.
With temperatures well below freezing the UP North Yard remains active, with UPY 546 (GP15-1) shuffling cars and UP 695 and 688 waiting their turn.