The 1st eastbound after sunrise was this hotshot LA to Willow Springs Z-train. With 5 jacks on the headend, the train is making good time with the last 53 miles of the trip left to Willow Springs.... (more)
Amtrak Ph IV Heritage Unit #184 brought in #6 last night and is now turned and ready to shove into Chicago Union Station with outbound train 5 for Emeryville, CA. To the left is Amtrak #3 for Los ... (more)
Planes and trains. CGW transfer caboose 10523T awaits its next assignment as a plane gets ready to land at O'Hare airport.
There is plenty of hoarfrost in the area as BN 1400 leads 4 other 1st Gen EMD's out of the winter fog on a freight near Polo, IL in January of 1994. This was a sweet consist for 1994 and the sound... (more)
On a perfect day for train spotting, I find myself visiting La Grange, IL. The first train of the rush comes through as the sun starts to set doing every bit of 70mph to make up delays caused by t... (more)
A UP stack train utilizing trackage rights over the BNSF Transcon passes under the Santa Fe era searchlight signals at Edelstein Illinois.
A pair of NIRC SW1500s lead a string of dead highliners east, approaching the Canal Street wye.
NS "Sonic-Bonnet" AC44C6M 4001 leads a transfer from Colehour yard west into Proviso Yard,
A freshly repainted AC4400 leads UP 1995, the Chicago and Northwestern heritage unit west passed JB tower.
A Canadian Cab C44-9WL leads a southbound Q-Train passed the still man operated JB Tower just as its about to pound the Union Pacific mainline.
"Planes and Trains"
Certainly an odd collection of equipment all in one frame. A classic 4-4-0, a German Stuka, a Boeing 727 among other excellent museum pieces staged ... (more)
The CB&Q's Pioneer Zephyr high speed diesel streamliners on display in the main lobby of Chicago's amazing Museum of Science & Industry.
"Watching the Loop"
My wife takes in the view from above Tower 18 as a green line train exists the Loop.
CSXT 689 leads a Schneider stack train through Blue Island Junction.
METX 134 pushes an inbound Metra towards Ogilvie as it throttles away from a stop at College Ave during the evening rush.