A BN Executive SD70MAC makes for a nice leader on this westbound stack train, as it rolls through Streator. Numerous ties lay alongside the right of way for an upcoming project.
South Beloit local is along the Rock River on the north side of Rockford. They will work in Rockford before heading to Davis Junction
A late running Q557 heads west into Morris. CSX 8624, one of four remaining YN2 SD50's, leads the charge with help from an SD40-3.
After a setout, the engineer cranks it into run 8 and lets the two CSX EMD's make some noise in Morris.
A neat lash-up leads Q NYCLAC into Verona.
A westbound passes under I-355 in Romeoville, beginning its journey west from Willow Springs.
Eastbound intermodal passes a farm in Illinois.
The Tim and Todd show rolls south with "Butter Cups", a conductor trainee