On a beautiful morning, the State Line loads climb the hill, headed east out of Joliet. A nice pair of IC SD70's and a CN Dash 9 provide the horses.
After a hard fought, uphill battle out of Joliet and through New Lenox, the IC 1004, 1019 and CN 2568 take it easy on the throttle, as they begin a downhill journey through Frankfort.
A pair of IC SD70's and a CN Dash 9 thunder upgrade, headed east through New Lenox.
Watching the reverse move after working the former EJ&E Whiting Yard. The IC SW14's are dropping like flies, catch them while you can...
IC brings coal empties by the depot. In a moment another set of engines will take this train north toward Peoria.
Illinois Central power runs south at the diamonds to deliver a hopper to the nearby CSX yard.
Illinois Central GP10 #8111 at the P&PU diesel shop at Peoria, IL in the summer of '75.
The long CITY OF NEW ORLEANS accelerates on its southbound run.
The last day of my week in Chicago was a beautiful Wednesday. Illinois Central's CITY OF NEW ORLEANS passes the coach yards behind A-B E8 units.
After meeting M33891 at Freeport, IL M33791 heads west towards Dubuque, IA.
Minneapolis & St. Louis RS-1 244 poses at the YMCA camp with a vintage freight train on the Boone & Scenic Valley.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
CN Q106 hustles up the grade to Wesco, with 170 platforms in tow.
GHOST TRAIN! After a derailment at LP forced the closure of the SB IR Sub from Waldo to Two Harbors, empties get rolling again. little did I know a short 3 weeks later both of these engines would ... (more)
Still dressed in Illinois Central black 1025 idles with CN 8900 while waiting for its next assignment in the yard.