Passing the big grain elevator in Chenoa, the pair of Cotton Belts have clear sailing for the remaining 25 miles of their trip back to Bloomington.
The pair of GP60's head south out of Pontiac, preparing to take the siding up ahead to allow the southbound Texas Eagle to pass.
Heading south, the classic pair of GP60's highball through Gardner at track speed. The UP patch is starting to wear off, once again revealing 1943's original SSW lettering.
The Union Pacific's North Local rolls across the Kankakee River in Wilmington. A pair of Cotton Belt (SSW) painted GP60's provide the power, creating a very cool scene for 2014!
A pair of UP SD70M's, a CSX ES44DC, a GTW GP38-2 and a CN GP40-2LW make for a colorful lash-up at the former EJ&E Yard's east end.
A trio of SD40-2's, an H1 and a pair of Cascade greens, pull a cut of cars out of Logistics Park.
Wisconsin & Southern's T-002 makes a very rare daylight appearance, closing in on BRC's Clearing Yard with a delightful quad of SD40-2's.
Any railfans looking for a place in the city? If so, I think you've found your dream home. The Reading heritage unit and BNSF 4678 await NS crews, before heading east out of Chicago.
NS 1067 and BNSF 4678 await crews at the east end of Western Avenue Yard.
Lets take a ride on the Reading!
The Reading heritage unit leads the U ELUNSD under the classic CB&Q searchlights in Downers Grove.
A trio of Cascade green SD40-2's are shoving hard and smoking it up at LPC.
A trio of GP15T's (rather than the usual pair) go about the day's work as Q556 waits for a recrew on the main.
A pair of GP15T's wait out the weekend in Rockdale. Come Monday, these two will be fired up for the day's work.
A CSX ES44AC and a Santa Fe Warbonnet Dash 9 make for an interesting lash-up on CN rails, headed south for Joliet Yard and points east of there.