EJ&E SD38-2 668 leads KSW1 through Gary, heading for Van Loon to interchange with NS. It's good to see 668 freshly washed, you can't help but be surprized now that CN is in control.
switching the west end.
A South Shore freight heads west under the wires.
The Daily N-21 rolls into Van-loon for their first drop of the day with a Union Pacific AC4400CW trailing.
Lakefront Line switcher works by the casino, one of few places you can watch trains along this line safely. DMIR rebuilt some SD9 as "SDM" & some escaped to EJ&E, but they're all at the mercy of C... (more)
Looks like CN will get the "pleasure" of retiring this classic after all...no safe haven on "The J" anymore.
The sound of an old casting Nathan P5 horn is heard and then the multiple shutters fire away, with NS 6655 leading a Westbound expedited intermodal past Pine Junction late into the afternoon.
Two big CP GE's lead an amazing consist of 4 more SD40's (1 CP, 2 GCEX, 1 SOO) on one of the most poorly assembled trains I've seen in my life. Baretables up front and the loads in the rear... Hmm... (more)
A three-way meet occurs here at Pine Junction... Being my first time there, these 3 and sometimes 4-way meets really impressed me! An Eastbound Wolverine meets a Westbound stack and an Eastbound M... (more)
The freight motor, a "Little Joe" (Joe for Joseph Stalin), was built by GE for Russia in 1949. The Cold War stopped the shipment. The South Shore bought three (801-803).
Built by GE in 1949. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Joe_(electric_locomotive)
The motorman is watching the activity down the platform and the conductor is reflected in the windows.
Car 22 is in the pocket track. The station is in the distance.
Accelerating west after getting a green board, #9855 and her mixed freight are slowly overtaken by a Chicago-bound Amtrak express with NPCU #90218 on the point.