An eastbound, extra Iowa Interstate ethanol train gets on the move, advancing up to Bridge 407, where it would have a short wait to get onto Metra rails, for the run to Blue Island.
Iowa 156 rolls east along Route 30, enroute to Blue Island.
Eastbound ethanol cans await the call from the dispatcher. Iowa Interstate 156 leads the way.
#215 smokes it up as she shows her age. Missabe SD38-2's are unwanted by a large number of engineers nowadays, on the road at least, due to their 2,000 horses as opposed to the IC SD40-3's 3,000. ... (more)
Steam from the fresh made taconite pellets rises off the cars as DM&IR 211 leads a colorful consist down from the U.S. Steel Minntac plant on Minnesota's Iron Range.
Some days I love the CN. The last maroon SD38-2 (ironically a B&LE unit) which should have been numbered #214, but at the last minute General Foreman Martin Fair decided that it did not look like ... (more)
A remote-control SD38-2 idles at Antelope in the late-afternoon sun.
Going, going.....the very last active SD38-2 on the roster still in DMIR paint works the north end of Proctor with a nod to the nearby former DW&P in trail. Not too far away from here, DMIR 403 (... (more)
Looking a bit faded, EJ&E 658 is working the east end of the yard today, humping cars.
A late running Aux Sable job arrives at the East Joliet Yard, with an EJ&E SD38-2 on the point.
SD38-2 No. 803 charges forward as a six-axle genset pushes in the opposite direction.
IAIS 155 & 513 (the Rock Island heritage unit) with an absolute block from CP Richards to the EJ&E crossing.
I miss scenes like this. A trio of EJ&E SD38-2's thunder uphill, headed east through New Lenox.
EJ&E 675 heads home to the East Joliet Yard, passing Oakland Avenue in Crest Hill.
JSW1's power awaits permission back into the East Joliet Yard.