It's the IRM's 60th Anniversary Extravaganza as CSS 803 shoves east with the caboose train. A "Little Joe" hasn't operated anywhere in over 20 years, until today. 803 was built in May of 1949.
L509 returns from the River Line with a pair of Illinois Central SD70's in charge.
Running west in the sweet evening light, Y JOL202 sports BN and BNSF Geeps at the front and ATSF and BNSF (Smurf) Geeps at the rear. A nice surprise!
A pair of former Oakway SD60's are in the process of making a setout at the East Joliet Yard. They are passing through the plant at CP Ruff, visible in the background.
A pair of Geeps are cruising west out of Joliet. Look closely and you can see the caboose at the rear.
IC 1018 prepares to depart Kirk Yard, westbound.
As the outbound Illinois Zephyr highballs wrong main, Metra arrives at the Hinsdale station.
A pair of Illinois Central SD70's head north through Crest Hill, headed for the River Line in Plainfield.
On a humid afternoon, a pair of IC SD70's make for a great sight as they lead the L509 through Plainfield, bound for the industries of East Morris.
A CN SD70M-2 and a Barn unit lead a northbound mixed freight through Crest Hill.
An SD70M-2, a Blue Icon unit and a Barn lead this southbound to the Joliet Yard for a crew change.
CN 2137 leads CN 8921 and a pair of Paducah & Louisville Geeps through Crest Hill, headed north.
A rolling meet occurs at Caton Farm Road, as a vehicle train heads south down Main 1 and a mixed freight heads north down Main 2.
A Santa Fe Warbonnet and an IC SD70 battle Joliet Hill, headed east with a vehicle train. Another cool lash-up on the CN.
GTW SD40-2 5930 and CN SD60 5433 lead the River Line Local through Minooka.