This UP stack train, utilizing trackage rights between St. Elmo and Altamont on the CSX St. Louis line, heads west toward the split in St. Elmo.
The 76 shoves back from the C&NW while the Sterling switch engine looks on.
A matched set of H2 General Electric C44-9Ws, lined up elephant style, are in charge of this eastbound Denver, CO to Cicero, IL high priority intermodal (Z-DENCHC7 19A) as it works its way through... (more)
A pair of Southern Belles lead CP 380 across the Cal Sag Channel, preparing to cross the diamonds at Nerska/LeMoyne.
CP 380 knocks down 67th Street on the BRC's Kenton Line with a good looking pair of Southern Belles providing the muscle. KCS power has been thick around the Chicago area the past month.
A newer UP SD70AH heads south through La Grange Park, utilizing IHB trackage to the CSX in Blue Island.
As the sun heads for the horizon, CP 473 rolls through Kittredge with an old school lash-up. The train is 23 miles from a crew change in Savanna.
Amtrak Phase III heritage unit 822 departs out of Chicago with the Southbound Texas Eagle.
Amtrak P42 205 leads the Southbound Texas Eagle through Lemont.
A CSX "Big Six" leads a westbound auto train west through the s-curves of Lemont.
Switching at Sterling at one of the mills on the North Western Steel and Wire RR is ex-GTW 8376. That locomotive had a great sounding whistle.
The evening rush is on at both track and street level as a pink line approaches Adams and Wabash.
Paralleling an empty Knox Highway 40, a long Canadian National led M-GALCNI1 25A manifest train puts the peddle to the metal as it accelerates eastbound out of Galesburg on BNSF's Mendota Subdivis... (more)
IAIS Rock Island Heritage leads Council Bluffs to Blue Island train moves through the new Metra station in Joliet.