The CN influence already in place, BLE hoppers, new whistle posts, a three man crew and those horns...
Back in happier days, the road switcher departs Waukegan beginning a days work.
Late evening sun highlights a westbound IM as it cruises through Hodgkins, back when the Santa Fe cantilever signals were still in service.
At least one of them is painted correctly.
A night visit to Northtown finds a "Super Fleet" survivor resting under the lights.
After slowing for a track defect, the Silver Pilot races back to track speed rolling through the TP&W crossing at Bushnell.
Plenty of power on hand.
Coasting in for the Galesburg station stop, the Zephyr passes below one of the remaining, original, CB&Q signal bridges.
Minutes after arrival at Union Station from her first day of excursion duty. It was interesting to see the number of passengers detraining from Amtrak trains stop by for a cell phone picture of t... (more)
The second leg of the excursion gets underway as the Zephyr departs Galesburg.
White flags flying, Mars light waving... the Nebraska Zephry rolls through Main St. on its way to CUS for the weekends excursions.
A pair of NS units race their train across rural Illinois, and away from the setting sun.
A westbound comes off the runner and into WABIC interlocking.
The first "SD" built, May 1951. Late evening sun highlights another of the historic units at the Illinois Railway Museum.
With more yellow and rust than when I last saw her 4 years ago, Alliance Grain's critter still toils in Gibson City.