January, 21, 1963 I will remember forever. I was at home in Rye, New York and I read in the New York Times that it was the last day of operation of the Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad.... (more)
A mega UP power move heads east through Dolton Junction.
EJ&E SD38-2 662 sits at Joliet Yard, right at home where it belongs. It may be beaten up, but it still gets the job done.
CN 2854 leads a manifest north past Liberty, about to go into the hole at the Eola siding to wait on three southbounds.
A pair of BNSF geeps go about their switching at West Eola. The CB&Q signals here are among the last remaining on the racetrack, and preliminary work to replace them has begun.
CN 5664 leads a manifest south, about to cross Diehl Road.
Amtrak 115 leads the Southwest Chief west through Aurora, passing one of the last CB&Q signal bridges left on the Chicago Sub.
A Phase IV Dash 8 leads the Illini south through Flossmoor.
An ex-Santa Fe SD45, wearing a BNSF number but NREX initials, has been shuffled around at NRE and is sitting at the east end of the ex-Rock Island facility. A few of the ex-BN SD60M's recently so... (more)
Lots of different equipment can be seen in this winter wonderland, including Phase I Heritage unit #156 with its bright red nose.
After spending the last 28 years in western Canada the CP 3116 works the Nitrin Sub in western Illinois passing through Port Byron,IL. on the east bank of the Mississippi river.
CP GP40 4620 backs onto DM&E 3830 in Franklin Park. 3830 didn't have a crew, so rather than send another crew out they sent another unit to retrieve it and its train and shove them back into the y... (more)
NS train #901 moves the FRA test cars west from TRRA Madison Yard towards Missouri.