With just a hint of fall colors in the trees, SD40-2 6700 in orange and green and 603 in Warbonnets leads a Chicago bound auto rack train along the Mississippi River North od Savanna, Illinois.
A few miles out of Savanna, the NACC heads east at MP 128.5 on the ICE Chicago Sub.
A color consist with NS 8931 up front followed by BNSF 5526 and Kansas City Southern 4125 pass East Burke siding with a Chicago bound ethonal train.
A pair of nearly new ES44DC's are in charge of a Chicago bound container North of Savanna, Illinois on the last day of January 2009
The passengers aboard a detouring Empire Builder enjoy the additional views of the Mississippi River afforded by the reroute on a nice July afternoon. Two cars of the Pacific Overland Express brin... (more)
Ah, the impetuousness of youth. We saw this, snapped a few casual shots, maybe spending 15-20 minutes and dashed off in search of something else. We should have stayed and savored for hours, eve... (more)
This is one of those classic little "donkeys" which toiled away almost everywhere on this great old railroad, sometimes even MU'd in strings of four on road freights.
A little fire damage and a desperate financial situation resulted in this cannibalism victim no doubt. Such an object of morbid curiousity seemed to characterize every Milwaukee Road terminal.
Lookout point never disappoints, especially in the fall, where some beautiful fall colors can be seen, while BNSF 6700 works its way south along the Mississippi River.
Dawn breaks behind ICE 6440 on a foggy morning.
A pair of BNSF GE's head the Chicago bound TOFC past the siding at East Burke.
Riverport RR's three ex-US Army BLW switchers 1251/1273/4029 (hidden, coupled to 1273) idle during a crew break at the Savanna Army Depot.
Eastbound BNSF freight makes a stop in Savanna, IL.
A combined CP 185/199 detour train reaches Savanna as the crew expires on this beautiful summer day.