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.
NS 6655 leads a westbound stack train through Pine.
Two IHB GP40-2s lead the eastbound Burns Harbor transfer past an NS work train that would leave a little later.
#2578 speeds through Pine Junction with a westbound mixed freight.
CSX Trina T921-17 starts it's journey on the EJE, as CSXT Train N859-19 waits for a signal in the distance.
A westbound IHB trackage rights train passes the MP 490 sign as they head towards Hick where, they will tranfer onto the IHB I believe.
This NS freight heads west toward the IHB lead a couple of miles west of this location to head for the Kankakee line, in the setting late afternoon sun.