BNSF SD70ACe rolls under the old wooden bridge at St.Augustine,IL. This would be third and final time the gang would see this train on our outing.
BNSF SD70ACe 9060 waits for the signal ahead of him to clear, so he can make his next move south. After this photo was taken we would soon shoot the train two other times in different locations, o... (more)
While touring NRE's Silvis facility with an escort and proper PPE, we were allowed to look inside the cab of former Metra E8 516. 516 was built as CNW 5029A and still has the CNW cab signal equip... (more)
The Rock Island depot museum in Eldon, IA has purchased a former Santa Fe GP7 from NRE in Silvis and is having it restored and painted as Rock Island 1275 in the red/yellow scheme with large white... (more)
While visiting NRE in Silvis to inspect Eldon, IA's GP7 purchase, we were allowed to tour the entire ex-Rock Island complex with an escort and proper PPE. There were several SOO GP38's in for reb... (more)
UP power line-up at Bloomington. The Cotton Belt heritage is wearing back through on this patched GP60.
Amtrak's 40th anniversary train at Galesburg,IL..
A pair of BN GP50's and a BNSF Dash8 Wide Cab take L-CHI102 West through the town of Mazon IL on the BNSF Chillicothe Subdivison.
ATSF 508 leads two more B40-8Ws and a GP60M west through Streator, IL with an intermodal train. A day's railfanning in the summer of 1995 could net 15 or more trains on the Santa Fe mainline, many... (more)
The morning commuter rush is in full swing at Union Station in downtown Chicago as two inbound trains glide through CP Taylor.
A little overhead shot of the "Bird"
20 years ago, Santa Fe was enjoying its last months as an independent carrier with Superfleet power and high speed intermodal trains racing between Chicago and California. ATSF 219 et al illustrat... (more)