On the weekend of November 15-16th, Amtrak rerouted for the third time in 2014. This time BNSF had been saving some serious maintenance for a bridge located just to the west of Princeton, IL on th... (more)
A UP SD70ACe and a patched Southern Pacific AC4400CW make the transfer from IHB to UP rails in Dolton with a train of hoppers.
While driving around Galesburg, I noticed a train that was starting to head down the connection to the Peoria Sub. I hit the gas and got to the S Chambers St crossing just in time to catch BNSF 18... (more)
Amtrak 171 leads the eastbound Illinois Zephyr, making its station stop at Naperville.
Keokuk Junction Railway's Canton Cannonball heads east out of LaHarpe on a cold Monday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2014.
Steve Smedley photo
A pair of rare BJRY Whitcomb units sit at the new Ridgepoint Logistics Center waiting for the start of operations.
BNSF 5643 leads a coal train under the signal bridge at Grove West.
Unpatched sp unit 266 is out back pushing on a eastbound, on the BNSF Chillicothe sub
A freshly repainted C&NW hump yard SD38-2 works the far east end of the Proviso Yard on the last day of the year in 1993.
A partially patched warbonnet leads a oil train east through Brookfield.
A clean BNSF H2 leads an empty bomb train west through the countryside of northern Illinois just outside of Milledgeville.
KB & S Alco's switch the yard at Iroquois Juncition.
The railroad maintains their shop and office nearby.
NS 8025 head's westbound at Rochelle, IL under the CB&Q signal bridge on the westside of town on the BNSF Aurora sub.
With the St Louis, MO skyline looming in the background, a handsome looking former Conrail Dash 8 standard cab brings a healthy-sized Proviso Yard (Chicago), IL to Pine Bluff, AR manifest down the... (more)
Amtrak 381 waits in the clear as Amtrak 6 backs towards the wye at Galesburg,IL..