A IHB power move heads east past the now closed gate tower in Blue Island. The tower, which once controlled one of the last manually operated crossings in the country, was closed last year when CS... (more)
This St Louis Car built multiple unit is the No. 801-802 Electroliner, one of two sets built for the Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad in 1941. These unique turquoise and salmon painted se... (more)
Tom Danneman's photo(489942)of the MRL 301 got me to digging of a photo when we had it on the IMRL. Here it is at Savanna,IL. about to depart. Built in 1974 as the CRR 3617(Clinchfield)then to the... (more)
January, 21, 1963 I will remember forever. I was at home in Rye, New York and I read in the New York Times that it was the last day of operation of the Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad.... (more)
A mega UP power move heads east through Dolton Junction.
EJ&E SD38-2 662 sits at Joliet Yard, right at home where it belongs. It may be beaten up, but it still gets the job done.
CN 2854 leads a manifest north past Liberty, about to go into the hole at the Eola siding to wait on three southbounds.
A pair of BNSF geeps go about their switching at West Eola. The CB&Q signals here are among the last remaining on the racetrack, and preliminary work to replace them has begun.
CN 5664 leads a manifest south, about to cross Diehl Road.
Amtrak 115 leads the Southwest Chief west through Aurora, passing one of the last CB&Q signal bridges left on the Chicago Sub.
A Phase IV Dash 8 leads the Illini south through Flossmoor.
An ex-Santa Fe SD45, wearing a BNSF number but NREX initials, has been shuffled around at NRE and is sitting at the east end of the ex-Rock Island facility. A few of the ex-BN SD60M's recently so... (more)
Lots of different equipment can be seen in this winter wonderland, including Phase I Heritage unit #156 with its bright red nose.