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.
663 works the east end on a cold, but sunny morning.
"Moscow on the Cedar" for the Iowa version.
EJ&E 661 and EJ&E 673, both original J SD38-2's, lead the River Line job through Shorewood. It felt great being able to capture a J duo again.
The eastbound road train rolls by the West Liberty Depot (which was built facing a different track alignment).