Under the watchful eye of a BNSF police officer, CSX 7862 leads a westbound vehicle train out of Joliet.
As the Leviathan receives some TLC, the crowd comes in for a closer look.
Take a step back in time. Chicago Aurora & Elgin 308 and 319 prepare for the departure out of the depot at IRM. 308 was built in 1906 and 319 was built in 1914. The C&AE operated from 1902 until i... (more)
CTA relics bask in the sunlight at IRM. After a recent farewell tour on August 25th, the CTA 2200's were officially retired from service. Luckily, these two were sent to IRM.
A Canadian cab leads M347 north through Turner, after meeting a southbound that is slowing to a stop in the siding. M347 runs from Gary, IN (Kirk Yard) to Prince George, BC.
An Illinois Central SD70 is in charge of the northbound L521, as it closes in on W Bridge Junction. L521 runs from Gary, IN (Kirk Yard) to Spaulding, IL with various switching spots along the way.
A446, a Fon Du Lac, WI to Chicago, IL (BRC Clearing Yard) freight heads east through New Lenox with foreign power, in the form of a pair of Norfolk Southern GE's.
Lehigh Coal Valley 0-6-0 126 passes Spaulding Tower, headed back east to the depot at IRM.
It's quite the lineup at the west wye. UP 18, one of two surviving GTEL 8500 gas turbine electric locos and UP DDA40X 6936, the largest operational diesel-electric loco in the world, take in the s... (more)
Before its departure, a family poses with the one and only CB&Q 9911-A.
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.