The midwest woke up to a windy April 2nd, with 50mph wind gusts across the Mississippi River valley. Western Illinois University's fence next to the former Rock Island mainline couldn't take the 5... (more)
Westbound(geo Northeast)of Hillsdale just after sunrise.
1997 was the year of Heritage I, and two new invaders are parked at the former Santa Fe's Corwith Yard ready to mix it up with the more traditional red and silver/blue and yellow schemes.
L515 heads west through Chicago Heights, crossing the UP Villa Grove Sub at the site where Jay Tower once stood. A CN zebra striped barn and an IC SD70 make for a cool lash-up.
GTW 4632 and 4932 shove the oil local into the Lambert siding, crossing the Cal Sag Channel.
GTW 4632 and 4932 pass Industrial Drive, nearing downtown Lemont.
A pair of Grand Trunk units approach CP Flagstone on a beautiful morning.
The Kirk-Markham transfer (L515) heads west by Western Avenue with a CN SD60F and an IC SD70.
Southbound Nitrin Local along the east bank of the Mississippi River. Some debris still left along the RoW from the most recent EF2 tornado that struck Rapids City two miles to the south of Port B... (more)
BNSF eastbound at Linroth Siding.
UP 7967 leads a intermodal west through Glen Ellyn.
CN's Budd RDC track inspection car heads north through Lemont.
GTW 4632 and 4932 are looking good as they handle the Oil Local's switching duties in Lemont.
Eastbound Council Bluffs/Blue Island train in downtown Moline.