The empty CMYX train has just rolled across bridge 2 and starts into the S-curve.
With the train emptied at the dock the empties return west past the large rock cut outside of Mapletown. Extremely large icicles line the rock cut from end to end and also feature a small waterfal... (more)
The sun has just came out from above the tree tops as the empty Cumberland mine train leans into the small curved bridge in Mapletown as it heads for the mine in Kirby.
NCRC 2002, 2001, & 1024.
It's funny in retrospect how wild everybody was going back in Summer 2009 over the reappearance of the BLE SD38s. Many people believed it was the last time we would ever see the engines again. Two... (more)
The midnight shift crew heads back to the mine for another load of coal. The weekend crews are called Weekend Warriors due to the fact that they work 12 hours shifts and make 3 round trips from th... (more)
661 has the east end, switching honors this morning.
After about 4 hours the train has arrived back into Alicia with a fresh load of coal from the mine in Kirby and starts dumping the 38 car train. The train is loaded and unloaded by a belt pack rem... (more)
2 and a 1/2 hours after we left the mine we arrive back in Kirby for another load PA coal. Due to a recent discovery of Metallurgical coal this line might be seeing a increase in traffic in the ne... (more)
Two days before Christmas and the yard in Homewood hums with activity on a beautiful winter morning. (900th Photo)
Nebraska Central 2001 & 1024 back into the UP yard.
A pair of original J SD38-2's slowly approach their switching destinations.
On a sunny, Christmas Eve morning, the River Line local heads south, passing the Plainfield depot. A classic pair of Elgin, Joliet & Eastern SD38-2's have the honors.
A pair of original J SD38-2's are looking mighty fine as they stroll through the western edges of Will County.