One of the daily steel / coil trains is en route east, to Norfolk Southern's Burns Harbor yard, on the westward main of the Chicago Line.
Not a bad place to ride around the steel mill in the summer but not so sure I would want to be on this in January with the wind whipping down Lake Michigan.
As the 1,000-foot M/V Indiana Harbor prepares to dock at its namesake port a SW1200 handles a short cut of hoppers loaded with coke coal. The Indiana Harbor will unload 70,000 tons of Minnesota ir... (more)
CSX 494 leads a Gibson bound auto train west through Gary on the Porter branch, approaching Ivanhoe.
CEFX AC4400CW 1041 leads a oil train west through Pine Junction.
The Indiana and Ohio was not operating on the day we visited, but I did manage to get this Baldwin near the station in Brookville. Next to the station is 750 horsepower Lima 20, still in its U.S. ... (more)
NS SD60M 6799 leads a manifest east through Hammond.
Union Pacific power leads a train on ex-New York Central trackage over Norfolk Southern, passing NYC signal masts. The signals' days are numbered, however, as crews are diligently working to erect... (more)
There is lots to see in this view of a former Republic Steel blast furnace now operated by ArcelorMittal. On the left raw materials including iron ore and coke are delivered to the furnace while m... (more)
This car is noted as being the first all aluminum open top hopper built in the United States by Alcoa in 1931. It was the prototype car and is lettered Monon to reflect the heritage of the rail li... (more)
This NS mixed freight is bound for Chicago which is a just a short distance from this location, in front of the New York Central Railroad Museum.
5 Indiana Northeastern geeps head east with a grain train bound for the NS interchange.
5 Indiana Northeastern geeps are ready to head east with a grain train bound for the NS interchange.
A bittersweet photo for me. While it was nice to capture the transition, I hate to see one of my childhood memories disappearing.