A remote control unit shuffles gons around in the yard outside US Steel's Granite city works. Most of the mill is very quiet except for this one movement due to USS "banking" most of the mills ope... (more)
A patched Cotton Belt and sister GP60 unit will soon be the power for the local switch job.
A CSX mixed freight departs east out of Blue Island yard.
A Tazewell & Peoria industry job passes through the downtown Peoria riverfront area.
Hiawatha Service train with new Siemens Charger approaches Union Station under Pennsy signal bridge.
In high winds with blowing snow, SD70MAC No. 8903 pushes on the rear of an eastbound BNSF coal drag at Cameron, IL. Less than a half mile in the other direction, the Transcon flies over this main ... (more)
A manifest from the Twin Cities has just arrived at B Plant in Galesburg, IL, and will now head for the yard. Meanwhile, westbound coal empties wait in the distance to continue on the main line to... (more)
On a sunny afternoon, Amtrak No. 3 departs Galesburg, IL. At Academy, the line splits, with one leg passing through the big yard, and the other past the siding at Clay.
A pair of Burlington Northern SD70MACs lead an empty coal train through Hinsdale, IL. Tom Golden photo.
Amtrak Train #3 The Southwest Chief arriving at Princeton, Illinois on August 3, 2017.
A pair of ATSF B40-8Ws lead L-CHI102 West under the Cantilever.
An ATSF B40-8W and C44-9W lead the L-CHI102 West under the ATSF cantilever.
An empty BNSF iron ore train heads back to Minnesota for another load of taconite. Directly in front of us is the Mississippi, covered in snow and ice.
A couple CP 40s coupled to an eastbound DM&E manifest await a new crew.