#1513, approaching from the west, rolls through Pine Junction with a short local freight destined for the nearby CSX/EJ&E Curtis interchange yard.
Still wearing her BN reporting marks, Grinstein Green #9722 begins accelerating her train of new coal hoppers westward on the CSX ex-B&O mainline after receiving a green board.
"Cabage" unit #90222 is on the point of a late-afternoon Chicago-bound Amtrak express, highballing though Pine Junction on the Norfolk Southern mainline.
Making its way to Trenton, Mi., BNSF 8960 & 9597, lead train N84126, eastbound at Pine Jct, in Gary, In., after raining all night and still under stormy skies, but in a single moment of brightness... (more)
Quite a sunset shining on her snout don't you think?
Thanks again to John Means for another great M.O.M. trip!
SW 1 #27 from Northern Indiana Public Service Company is a very rare catch indeed. A search of the RP database brought nothing so this will be the very first of it's kind.
Thanks to John Means... (more)
EJE 616 works a transfer from Kirk Yard to the NS interchange.
EJ&E's peak season has hit, as can be seen by the leasors on hand this winter season. Today's KSW1 departs Kirk with a rarity in the lead: the only operating SDP45 left. Sure, rebuilt to SD40 stan... (more)
A super late KSW1 gets under way passing the J 42 mile marker with a pair of everyone's favorite orange EMD's in the lead. For whatever reason, 5 various UP GE widecabs trailed today's power, all ... (more)
A very late #5 heads out of Kirk and thumps across the combined NS/IHB diamonds at Ivanhoe with a 70+ car manifest for Joliet. 20 of the 70 or so cars will then be forwarded to the BNSF at Eola, p... (more)
A J yard job heads light back into Kirk with the two remaining ball logo-ed SD38-2's.
Approaching from the east, #7555 arrives with a short stack train on her ex-NYC/CR Chicago Line.
A J crew works hard to put its highrail truck on the NS/J interchange tracks in the frigid cold as a company SD38-2 leads a freight into Kirk Yard on the main.
An eastbound NICTD passenger train races down the siding between Miller and Ogden Dune stations. It will meet a westbound SouthShore Freight train visible in the distance.
EJ&E SW1001 444 leads a eastbound local through Pine Junction. 444's paint is looking a little rough, but at least it isn't yellow like 446!