Westbound BNSF at East Linroth located halfway between Barstow and Osborn,IL. on its way to the Twin Cities.
Westbound Barstow/Thompson Local readies to leave Joslin,IL. with another westbound waiting behind on a busy little sub-division.
An eastbound NS train as about to cross over the IC at Centralia lead by a former N&W C30-7.
Wearing a paint scheme reminiscent of the old Illinois Terminal Company, Respondek Railroad Corporation SD40-2 2301 is positively glowing in the bright morning light on October 3rd, 2014. The eng... (more)
Mike tries using a step ladder for getting the height he wanted for the Trains cover photo. This did not work, so Amtrak offered another solution. Too follow soon...
A trio of Alton & Southern SW1500s catch a few rays during a brief hole in the clouds on a stormy October 3rd, 2014. SW1500 1510 was delivered to the ALS in February 1970, and 1516 and 1513 arriv... (more)
Transfer Caboose 01757
Norfolk Southern SD40 3435 (which NS calls an SD40-2 due to electrical upgrades) appears to be staring at Saint Louis' iconic arch, rising across the Mississippi River. NS 3435 is laying over by ... (more)
A pair of SD40-2's and a GP38-2, all in the DME/ICE blue and gold paint depart Davis Junction after several switching moves.
The "CNW Twins" 8701 and 8646 split the CNW searchlight signals at the crossovers in Cortland.
CSX former Rock Island bridge west of Joliet Union Station over Des Plaines River
"1932 Subdivided Warren through truss lift bridge with two Baltimore through truss approach spans"
A CSX Geometry train heads west through Minooka, passing under the CN's Illinois River Subdivision, formerly owned by the EJ&E.
Ex-Santa Fe Alco S4 built in 1952, now working for Cargill Inc at Gilman, IL sits alone waiting for CN to deliver the next train of mtys.
Former Peoria & Pekin Union NW2 #400 built Oct 1947 still earns its keep at the Ludlow Coop Elevator Co. in Paxton, IL. Got pretty lucky with this one as they needed to take some headroom to move... (more)