An outbound Metra transitions from 3 to 1 at Peck near Geneva, Illinois as it leaves behind the rural Fox River Valley for the big city.
This short train didn't set off the detector nearby. The crew noticed it also. This is at Ziebold Road on the UP Chester Sub.
In a strange quirk of fate, CNW 8646, one of the two famed "CNW Twins," the last two CNW units in original, unpatched paint, managed to find its way onto it's longtime rival's tra... (more)
In a strange quirk of fate, CNW 8646, one of the two famed "CNW Twins," the last two CNW units in original, unpatched paint, managed to find its way onto it's longtime rival's track... (more)
CN C40-8M 2449 leads a westbound manifest into Joliet, taking it easy so he makes the window he has been given at the Rock without having to stop.
T-1 2100 rides high at sunset on its trip from Washington state to Cleveland,Oh. on BNSF Lacrosse,WI./Galesburg,IL. eastbound freight restricted to 45mph. I always wanted to see a READING T-1 in s... (more)
BNSF GP38-2 2037 holds near Joliet Union Station waiting for a signal across the diamonds.
A Bessemer tunnel motor finds itself a long way from home as it sits in Joliet yard.
Sunset on T1 2100.
Norfolk Southern D47 pulls loads of recycled and baled paper from Midwest Fiber in Normal, Illinois. The leader was built for the Southern Railway in 1972.
Steve Smedley photo
Westbound Amtrak Train # 383 arrives into Naperville Station with P42DC leading four Horizon Coaches and an Amfleet I Cafe(Business Class on rear).
UP 5780 leads an empty coal train under the endangered CNW signal bridge at Nelson. In the background you can see the Nelson coaling tower, long out of use but still in place. For now.
A WB manifest through Mazon on the BNSF Chillicothe Sub with a very nice foreign leader.