Amtrak's Texas Eagle departs Chicago Union Station as it ventures off toward San Antonio Texas.
Amtrak's eastbound Capitol Limited departs Chicago under intense skies with the two Anniversary Phase III P42s.
Amtrak heritage unit 822 arrives into Chicago late, very late, 8 hours late....Behind it are 3 extra cars for the Amtrak track geometry crew including the Corridor Clipper and American View.
A pair of old BN veterans take a brief break while switching cars at their former owner's Western Avenue yard.
Two NS oil trains, the one to the right having the Erie heritage unit leading, hold up at Western Ave yard waiting for crews to take them west.
NS 1068 leads 65R west over the Calumet River and into Chicago, IL.
Late evening at Ash street xing
Lots of different equipment can be seen in this winter wonderland, including Phase I Heritage unit #156 with its bright red nose.
Note the 790 and 791, looking like the end may be near with new genset switchers taking over.
JLCX now HZRX 8542, 8534 and 8555 have been parted out and handed over to the scraper and will soon meet their demise. A fourth 90 was cut cut a few weeks later.
A trio of CP GP9's await the cutters torch and will soon be sliced, diced and loaded into the gons behind the engines.
NS GP38-2 5082 sits at 18th St with the local that switches Continental paper.