Being my home territory, it was awesome to see the 2816 stomp onto the old MILW First Sub.
CP 2816 pulls up to Bensenville, where it will take on water in preparation for its trip back to Minneapolis.
CP Police have drawn a line in the sand for the railfan paparazzi (including yours truly) trying to get an angle on the 2816 as she is watered outside Bensenville Yard. Kudos to the fine job they... (more)
CP steamer emerges from the depths of the Bensenville yard to get a drink of water at a fireplug alongside a still active tower in 2007. How iconclastic.
I set up my shot at this location before anyone else had arrived. When the photo line formed in front of me, it just made the shot more interesting.
Planes, trains and no automobile. The 2816 takes water as an inbound Metra passes and an airliner takes off from O'Hare field.
The special pulls down the main about to pass under Mannheim Road.
The Hudson pulls down the tail track past Tower B17.
One is 77 years old, one is 4 years old - they both pushed and pulled passenger trains today! The 2816 was being filled with water from a fire hydrant when this inbound Metra passed by.
CP 2816 storms past Tower B17 at 50mph.....
Entering Bensenville yard limits, the CP 2816 was moving at about 10mph, allowing for almost perfect timing with an American Airlines MD83 on final to O'Hare.
Trying for the Good Housekeeping seal of approval (broom)?