Following close behind a few other westbounds, BNSF 7438 begins to throttle up as it approaches Kinsman with a good sized stack train.
Executive MAC 9680 holds at Verona. A Z train just ran around it and the BNSF 9680 west would receive the signal shortly.
A clean SD70M-2 leads a lengthy Q116 through Plainfield, bound for Markham Yard.
A "Big MAC" heads west through Verona, after letting a Z train run around it. The Santa Fe searchlights stand tall, but with signal maintenance vehicles parked nearby, how much longer will it be t... (more)
At track speed, BNSF 7549 highballs the outskirts of Mazon.
A great leader, in the form of an Executive BN SD70MAC, highballs empty coal hoppers down the Chilli Sub.
A southbound passes Normantown, about to meet the norhtbound L521.
M349 has a C40-8M in charge today as it picks up speed, northbound.
IC 1018 looks to be in need of a bath as it rolls south through Plainfield, leading the way on L520.
M343 heads north through Crest Hill with a CN SD75I and a fresh looking C40-8W.
M348 rolls south through Plainfield with a former Oakway SD60 in the lead.
Four units cruise west through New Lenox, passing the Hotbox Detector at MP 6.
CN 5731 leads a "Barn" unit through Joliet, headed west.
102 has completed its backup move onto Main 2. Once the conductor and brakeman arrive at the head end, the train will be ready to highball.
300 flies past the Seneca/Oxbow plant, enroute to Chicago.