Drag Race at WR Tower! 2 trains race north side by side, at left is NS roadrailer #262 coming off TRRA rails and onto NS rails at right is Amtrak #302 coming off UP rails and onto KCS rails.
End of the line for these 16 cylinder beast .They will be cut down to frames here , and shipped off for scrap. Taken on MEI property with permission.
The crew use a shovel, broom and a blower to clean off packed snow picked up from battling drifts on the line from DeKalb. After clearing the cab, the will make a pickup and continue to the san... (more)
IC&E SD40-2 6457 and CSX C40-8 7521 lead easbound train Q556 past two famous icons, Joliet Union Station and UD Tower.
The old Rock Island in Joliet is the last place one would expect to shoot an IC&E, but that's exactly what we have here on this sunny afternoon, as SD40-2 6457 leads the Q556 out of town.
A long line of retired UP locomotives sit at MEI. Most have been sold in recent auctions and some await work here in the shops while others will simply ship out.Taken on MEI property with permissi... (more)
This is one of a group of CEFX motors being prepped for return to service.They will be leased to CSX.Taken on MEI property with permission!!
The Beautiful CN 103 sits in storage at Woodcrest.
Built by Brooks Locomotive in 1900, arrived at IRM in 1986.
U NSDTND, a unit oil train, holds down the siding in Shabbona, waiting for higher priority traffic to run around it. NS 8101, the Central of Georgia heritage unit, leads the way.
Making single digit speed up the grade in Joliet, Iowa 513 and 156 smoke it up on the way to Blue Island.
The Pill slowly makes its way thru East Moline with 427.
A sharp CREX ES44AC leads the way south on BNSF train M GALCNI, passing under Interstate 55 in Joliet.
The Pill working the yard in Barstow.
A BN Executive SD70MAC and a CEFX (former Soo Line) SD60 make for a nice lash-up on this westbound vehicle train at Joliet.