NS 9377 leads a stack train west over the Media trestle, which is being replaced by the end of 2017 with a new bridge.
The KJ couldn't run west of Mapleton with the Santa special out ahead on the line all day.
It really is a joy to take time out and observe the many holiday specials that run all over the midwest. Here, the KJ makes its second Santa stop of the day.
Adam Farence Photo
Sears (Willis) Towerkeeping an eye on the yard.
Metra & Amtrak
Chicago Terminal Yard (Chicago Union Station) -
South Side Chicago, Illinois, USA
29 May 2013
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A chopped-nose former CB&Q SD9 leads a transfer from the BN's Cicero Yard to CSX's former B&OCT Barr Yard. Tom Golden photo.
An Armour Yellow MoPac SD50 awaits its next assignment at the former C&EI Yard Center. Tom Golden photo.
A tiger-striped GP50 leads a pair of SD40-2s on an intermodal train along "The Racetrack." Tom Golden photo.
BNSF 8465 shoves on the rear of an eastbound crude oil on the BNSF Barstow Sub just outside of Cleveland, IL.
ATSF 3604 leading the inbound transfer from Corwith Yard. Tom Golden photo.
7th annual run of the KJ's Santa Special.
Annual run of the CP Holiday Train across the ex-MILW/ICE route.