As EJ&E 670 is in charge of the Homewood Railroad Days' line of equipment, 672 comes out of the yard, smoking it up.
A daylight BICB train heads west into Ottawa, crossing the river.
EJ&E 672 is nearing the end of its switching duties at Smurfit Stone, as it prepares to head home to the yard.
Last original Missabe unit remaining on the former DM&IR property nowadays, albeit in drag.
The daily River Line local approaches Theodore Street, headed south.
Morning Duck Under- The suns just coming up on this CN local, but in essence it's acting like its setting.. In seconds the sun will be gone above a thick blanket of clouds, not to be seen until an... (more)
I feel so lucky to be able to watch pairs of SD38-2's, the last true Missabe units, still working together in 2011, albeit in different paint.
EJ&E 673 leads IC 6202 through Channahon, nearing the end of their Illinois River Line trip to Morris.
EJ&E 673 and IC 6202 enter Grundy County, as they lead the River Line job towards Morris.
The dynamic duo. EJ&E 673 and IC 6202 make for the perfect lash-up, as they roll south down the River Line at 25 MPH.
Iowa 157 east has just crossed the Des Plaines River and is on the approach to the diamond and UD Tower.
An eastbound, extra Iowa Interstate ethanol train gets on the move, advancing up to Bridge 407, where it would have a short wait to get onto Metra rails, for the run to Blue Island.
Iowa 156 rolls east along Route 30, enroute to Blue Island.
Eastbound ethanol cans await the call from the dispatcher. Iowa Interstate 156 leads the way.
#215 smokes it up as she shows her age. Missabe SD38-2's are unwanted by a large number of engineers nowadays, on the road at least, due to their 2,000 horses as opposed to the IC SD40-3's 3,000. ... (more)