Westbound 3 running hot through Oneida on its way to Galesburg and beyond.
Westbound ducks under the BNSF at Acker Road.
"For his unwavering commitment to safety, this locomotive is dedicated in honor of John W. Givens, Foreman General, North Little Rock, Arkansas. J.C. Kenefick Safety Award Winner 1996."
For awhile the Santa Fe/BNSF ran a coal train from New Mexico to Chicago. These trains started in September 1992 and ran from the York Canyon Mine in New Mexico via Raton Pass, to the C&NW at McCo... (more)
An eastbound sits at GI waiting for a hotshot westbound to crossover. Nice set of blue and yellows hammer thru GI on the westbound. GI is located on the west side of Galesburg at MP 180 on Chillic... (more)
I remember the Santa Fe use to run a fairly hot auto train mid-morning on the Chillicothe Sub to Oklahoma. Here the McCook, IL, to Oklahoma City, OK, auto train has a "9" symbol, making ... (more)
Where it seems like centuries ago the once proud CRI&PRR(ROCK ISLAND)caps are mine for some reason....and named trains such as the Rocky Mountain Rocket and Golden State only to name a few once tr... (more)
BN train #4 with Santa Fe 90 and a Conrail SD40 begins to slow up for Savanna as they roll along the Mississippi River. I don't know why Santa Fe power was roaming so early into the merger? The me... (more)
516 West at Moline
Welcome to 2017! While the Class 1 Railroads continue standardizing everything, there are plenty of unique shortlines worth your time as my wife steps out to grab a shot of the KJRY FP9's.
One of the Santa Fe's Chicago to California intermodal trains is seen passing through Hodgkins led by a GP50, GP60, B40-8, and SDF40-2. Tom Golden photo.
C&NW 1689, C&NW 6847, C&NW 8646, and C&NW 8701 all sit under a crescent moon at the Illinois Railway Museum.
BCOL C40-8M 4606 leads CN L508 east up Joliet hill. A CN GP9RM and WC SW1500 and CN paint are third and fourth out.