CSS&SB GP38-2 #2007 rests over the Labour Day weekend after which it'll be back to duty on the work train.
Cabbage #90219 leads train #350 east at Hammond.
SW 1500 passes the Horseshoe Casino on its way home .
IHB 2272 and 8814 are both unique loco's to the IHB, 2272 is one of two SW1200's on their roster, and 8814 is the last NW2 left after IHB has sold practically their entire fleet to LTEX.
Nickel Plate 2-8-2 624 in very poor condition at Hammond, Indiana.
As usual, the CP AC44 ruins the rest of the consist. Still, this was the 9th train on the NS (NKP) in 5 hours, which isnt bad at all for that line.
An eastbound South Shore electric heads past one of the last old CSS&SB signals left on the line after a massive signal upgrade; the harbingers of doom for this one are just behind it.
An IHB switcher straddles the Illinois - Indiana state line as it crosses the NS main.
A fresh out of the box GEVO leads a short transfer from the IHB.
An eastbound NS manifest led by a dash 9 (not a wide cab!!) crosses the Illinois-Indiana border on the old Nickel Plate main.
The South Chicago and Indiana Harbor (former Chicago Short Line) has a roster of only four switch engines. Usually hidden from the public eye switching steel mills, it was a rare treat to catch on... (more)
An NS stack train approaches the Illinois state line and Chicago city limits as it rolls past the Hammond Amtrak station.
A Chicago bound Amtrak train flies under one of the few remaining Pennsy signal bridges in the Chicago area still accessible to photographers.
One of the few remaining 1949-vintage NW2s, #8811 leads a cut of autorack cars eastbound onto the IHB mainline at the IN/IL state border.