An eastbound BNSF Z train heads south along the Mississippi at the Palisades.
A small group including myself, Tom McNair, Erik Rasmussen, and others, beat the crowds by heading river-side for a wonderful shot of the Daylight next to the Mighty Mississippi.
SP 4449 stops for a service stop at Savanna as a huge crowd shows up to see the action.
Special along the Mississippi river
Having made the turn to the East and is pointed at Chicago, The long clime out of the Mississippi Valley is about half over.
SP 4449 leads the Cross Country Excursion into the north end of Savanna en-route to Train Festival 2009 at Owosso, Michigan. The train will grab some water and grease downtown before continuing ea... (more)
A Z trains rolls westward along the Mississippi with the Palisades on one side and the river on the other.
BNSF is less than a month old and this is still called the LaCrosse sub in the timetable. LMX leaders were fairly common over former BN lines and the rock climbers in the Palisades get a birdseye... (more)
phosphate ? heading North, The Mid West is going green.
SPS GREX 6000 provides the power for a tie train tied up in the BNSF yard at Savanna, Illinois.
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)