A very cold November morning as BNSF 7842 cruises through Lemont with another Z Train.
The Iowa Interstate Council Bluffs to Blue Island train is dropping off a car in Rock island before proceeding east.
In the innocent days before railroaders made extensive use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like safety vests, hardhats, etc., a Burlington Northern signal maintainer uses his athletic abili... (more)
A classic Bluebonnet idles away at the Eola Yard. *Note: This photo was taken on private property, with permission.
Eastbound CN 8961 holds at the Rock, awaiting its signal from Metra's Rock Road Dispatcher.
HOD102, better known as the Argonne Local, works its way through the industrial area of Woodridge.
Eastbound stack train from Tacoma to LPC flies through Mazon IL with an interesting consist.
Emerging from the forest, the Argonne Local prepares to begin its switching duties. Built in 1981 and still rolling in 2013, this Bluebonnet's paint has held up very well!
A blue "Icon" unit takes it easy, as a GP38-2 and a GP9R pass by with a yard job.
The crew of the Argonne Local prepares to run around the train, for the trip back to GM Yard in Hodgkins. Santa Fe Bluebonnet GP50 3178 and BN Cascade green GP28M 1500 are looking good in the afte... (more)
#484 departs Bensenville Yard after a setout, bound for the BRC's Clearing Yard.
A 633 ethanol train rolls out of Bensenville, behind a nice trio of SD40's. Third out is DME 6364, a "Sleepy eye" unit and former Milwaukee Road 203.
Looking good and about to pass under Route 83, the pair of classic Geeps highball west, bound for the Argonne Branch up ahead.
The "Argonne Local" heads west after shoving onto Main 2. Today, we have a sweet, pre-BNSF lash-up, in the form of a Santa Fe Bluebonnet GP50 and a BN, Cascade green GP28M.