Have set out three units on the power plant lead, the local's rebuild GP35 power has turned to the train and is prepared to depart to the east. I like that solar power switch.
Led by at former Phelps Dodge unit, this train is comprised of 37 cars of mixed freight from the booming river town of Mt. Vernon, IN and is EB for Evansville.
Approaching control point 482 at Porter Junction on the Norfolk Southern Chicago Line.
As the sunsets on a marvelous day of railfanning one last train rolls through porter and it is a Michigan bound Amtrak with 188 leading as it rolls onto home rails.
Amtrak #364, The International Limited, is seen making a stop at the Hammond/Whiting Amtrak station in the summer of 1989. Tom Golden photo.
Two new Union Pacific GE units (#8143 & #8147) are trailing the NS power west near Porter Junction at control point 482 on the Chicago Line.
A single EMD unit is pulling a long westbound auto rack train on the Chicago Line at Mineral Springs Road.
An old RF&P hopper still rides the rails after all these years.
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As a Harbor SW9 brings a string of coil cars south toward the junction east of the Gibson Yard roundhouse, a CMNW coal train transitions from the east-west IHB main to the north-south Conrail Kank... (more)
Honored guest UP 1983 passes home-road INRD power after finding itself drafted into Powder River coal train service. This particular train runs through on INRD to Newton, IL.
NS 17N is approaching Porter Junction on the Chicago Line near CP 482.
Heading west and approaching Porter Junction on the Norfolk Southern Chicago Line near control point 482.
Having completed another safe run, the old crew heads toward the station in Indianapolis, Indiana, on a chilly December 14th, 1973, as a fresh crew climbs aboard Penn Central E8A 4306. The train ... (more)
NS B09 is heading west on the Chicago Line near CP 482 and a young railfan gives a friendly wave to the crew.