CN 5413 head's westbound through the small town of Seward, IL on a calm and cool summer night.
Chicago Aurora & Elgin 308 is stopped at the Illinois Railway Museum as passengers board the excursion train on the next track over.
The beautiful summer sun begins to slowly set over Norfolk Southern's busy Lafayette District at a location west of Tolono, IL known as "Dawn." A classic Wabash searchlight signal still ... (more)
Eastbound oil can with a rare leader BNSF patched SD60-M as it races through Shabbona, IL on it's way to Chicago.
IAIS 513 rock's & roll's through Ottawa, IL on it's way to the IHB in Blue Island, IL.
A rather new UP SD70ACe leads a stack train westbound through Rochelle. Stack trains and coal trains seem to be the predominant traffic through Rochelle on UP, with occasional manifest and autorac... (more)
Iowa Interstate is back to working the Milan Branch during the daylight hours after a number of years of it being worked at night. The ex-Rock Island depot is now a coffee shop.
Sold to Progress Rail Locomotive, ex-BNSF 8147 has been re-leased back to the BNSF and received some crude patching before re-entering service. The original BN SD60M is paired with CITX 3085, a v... (more)
Five BNSF units lead a westbound Z train under the CB&Q era signal bridge just west of the diamonds in Rochelle, IL on a splendid spring evening. This was the only BNSF westbound we saw during our... (more)
Trains can really flow on the Chester Sub double track. Here a pair meet at Bottom Road, near Columbia.
UP 6800 leads an empty coal train across the BNSF Aurora Sub and under the signals guarding the diamonds on a gorgeous spring afternoon.
A rare site lead's the CNIGAL BCOL 4650 comes into Mendota, IL under the cover of darkness on it's way to Galesburg, IL.
Eastbound CP Detroit bound train alongside the B&OCT Transfer at the east end of Bensenville,IL. Yard.
BNSF 4717 and a CSX engine lead CP 472 East towards Bensenville.
BNSF 3157 sits idle at Mendota,IL. I have also shot this unit when it had tiger stripes back in the early 90's when it was on main line service.