The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and Metra partnered up for a weekend of 'Joliet Rocket' steam excursions between Joliet and Chicago, IL.
Train #17, "The Plug", has discharged its passengers at the last stop in Joliet, and is now headed to the South Joliet Yard.
METX 409 hustles southbound over Hickory Creek.
NKP 765 shoves the Joliet Rocket over Hictory Creek.
NKP 765 puts on a great show as it heads east with the Joliet Rocket. It was a beautiful morning to shoot some mainline steam along the old Rock Island!
NKP 765 charges east of of Joliet with the first trip of the Joliet Rocket for the day. The fresh painted Berk looked awesome on this gorgeous September morning.
GTW GP38-2 4926 sits in the south yard in Joliet.
BNSF 7052 leads a Intermodal west out of Joliet.
BNSF 523 leads Local 105 (formerly CHIGAL) west out of Joliet.
METX 98 waits for a signal before continuing its shove back toward the coach yard after an outbound run down the Heritage Corridor.
Metra 209 departs Joliet with train 528.
BNSF 5440 leads a Intermodal west through Joliet
Y JOL202 thunders west out of Joliet with a fan favorite Bluebonnet pointing the way!
GTW 5936 waits at Joliet UD Interlocking to enter the BNSF, eventually waiting nearly 3 hours to do so.
A pair of fresh SD75M's wait for a signal to head west at Joliet UD.