Who needs a drone? While my kids were more interested in the glass bottom observation platform at Willis (Sears) Tower I found the passenger train activity more rewarding. Looking south at the lar... (more)
Who needs a drone? While my kids were more interested in the glass bottom observation platform at Willis (Sears) Tower I found the passenger train activity more rewarding. Looking north as a CTA t... (more)
A westbound BNSF doublestack with NS power heads west through Edelstein just after sunset.
After checking out the old GM&O Tri-Light signals slated for replacement in Auburn, I remembered that the Texas Eagle was a thing. So I raced home, grabbed my camera and frantically settled on the... (more)
A blotchy, faded C44-9WL leads a recently repainted sister and a C40-8M on a northbound manifest through Tolono, and on to Champaign and points northward.
On a crystal clear morning, four matching Union Pacific AC45CCTEs bring an empty Norma, WI bound rock sand train up through Edelstein, IL, milepost 60.71 on UP's seldom-used Peoria Subdivision. O... (more)
With only a few left IHB #2920 takes control of this freight train out of Clearing Yard.
A pair of winged UP SD40Ns lead CP G41 east through Franklin Park
A pair of CP GEs lead a westbound oil train out of Joliet.
CNW 8701, one of two remaining unpatched Chicago & North Western locomotives on Union Pacific's roster, knocks down the approach diverging aspect displayed on the endangered CNW signal bridge at R... (more)