A UP ballast train gets permission to go south past several waiting north bounders. This scene was at Bottom Road, just south of Dupo, Illinois on the UP Chester Sub.
With the PTC technology being pushed hard to be operating by the end of 2015, the signals systems across all the Class 1 railroads are changing at a fast pace. I have been out trying to shoot some... (more)
Westbound Willow Springs, IL, to North Bay, CA, Z-train hammers thru the crossovers at Edelstein as they meet an eastbound stack train. Today's Z-train has 4 new C4 GE's fresh off the factory floo... (more)
Westbound stack train passes thru the crossovers at Yost, MP 172 on the Chilly Sub. Traffic trying to get in and out of Galesburg via the Cameron Connection has traffic backed up on the Chilly Sub... (more)
Two trains meet just after dawn on the UP Chester Sub. The north bound trains are stacked up waiting to get into St. Louis and the south bound trains are pressing through at 50 mph.
I was just hanging out driving with a friend when we stumbled across this train and followed it up to 500 N. Road. She got this picture for me, being it was on her side.
Chicago's Union Station
The spacious lobby of Chicago's Union Station as seen from the balcony. You wouldn't guess by looking, but this is the third busiest rail terminal in the United S... (more)
CSXT 372 begins to pull east out of the South Open at CSXT's Barr Yard.
Three SOO Bandit MP15s sit in Joliet
A pair of CITX GP38-2s head light eastbound into Norpaul Yard on a sunny April Fool's Day evening.
BNSF 538 leads the westbound 102 local out of Joliet
BNSF 553 leads the eastbound local from Galesburg through Joliet
Work began on this station in 1913 followed by its opening twelve years later on May 16, 1925. It was built by the Chicago Union Station Company which was formed ... (more)
BNSF 1882, one of several Galesburg Yard trimmer units, briefly pauses at the front of the hump bowl so a crew member can hop off to throw a switch. This specific EMD SD40-2 was built new for the ... (more)