A patched ATSF B40-8W sits in the fuel racks in Cicero. After a quick check over, the units will be released and ready to head back west with yet another load of tonnage.
A trio of Bluebonnets, 2 GP38-2's and a B23-7, await a crew before departing for points west. They would sit here until the next morning.
WSOR's daily Janesville to Chicago manifest is held up briefly at 31st St. while opposing traffic clears up.
Just after midnight, M338 waits for a minute to have switches lined. Consist was all IC black, 2 SD40-2s and 2 GP38s. Very cool!
BNSF 6101 and company get re-fueled and serviced while MRL F45 390 idles away in the background. In the railfan world, this isn't something thats supposed to happen, let alone on a Class 1.
MRL 390 idles away in Clyde after being serviced and prepped for its next adventure.
BNSF 1529 prepares westbound stack trains on the east end of Clyde yard.
R953's power clears enough room behind him for 337's power to pull through the cross-overs and retreive their train on main 3.
After using 3 main for head room, IC 6057 shoves back through the crossovers and clears up in the yard.
337 pulls out of the East end of Hawthorne to drop 20 cars on yard track 9.
BNSF 2943 awaits his line-up for head room out the East end of Clyde Yard.
BNSF 5437 leads a standard NS wedgie and a nice piece of leasing varnish...::cough::...through the intermodel yard to avoid tying up the morning Metra rush.
"Job 2" with a pair of GT GP38's prepare to pull a string of cars into the yard to free up main 4.
BNSF 1514 accompanies a colorful assortment of diesels at the Cicero diesel facility, including FURX 1176, a former Texas Mexican (KCS subsidiary) GP40-3.
A newly delivered SD70ACe poses next to a C44-9W awaiting to be fueled. This is also a good reference between the H2's Green and the BNSF New Image black.