Milwaukee Road coach 541 at Savanna,IL. has been under its protective shed next to the BNSF mainline for a number of years now. It appears the city takes very good care of it. The coach used to be... (more)
BN 9905 brings a westbound scoot thru Brookfield, IL in October of 1990.
For what has been a perpetually bland operation, Chicago's Metra roster has become fairy diverse in a hurry. Here, three different faces of the roster lay over in the ex-Rock Island yard in Blue ... (more)
Just like clockwork, commuters board an inbound Metra train at the Route 59 station along BNSF's Chicago Subdivision or the "Racetrack" on June 24, 2016.
Although it's overcast, it was still hot and humid out. An outbound Metra train from Chicago arrives into the La Fox, Illinois station before continuing on to its last stop at Elburn to the west a... (more)
The first SD60 built, EMD's demonstrator #1 is seen at the IHB's Blue Island Yard in Riverdale awaiting testing on Conrail. Tom Golden photo.
Penn Central power waits at IHB engine track
IC 8414 exits the tunnel in East Dubuque, IL in November of 1997. This tunnel is unusual in that it makes a hard 90 degree turn after the trains cross the Mississippi River and the Burlington Nort... (more)
A rather interesting coal train considering there are usually only two units up front, with a DPU on the tail end and all the units usually being AC4400CW's. This one however consists of a UP SD70... (more)
CF&E GP40 3041 leads a rail train west through Dolton.
A Decatur-bound grain train, on BNSF haulage rights, makes its way towards Peoria, and home rails at Pekin.
Two former Santa Fe Warbonnet B40-8Ws, with a GP60B thrown in the middle, lead the 101 local east through Joliet.
With the sun coming out just at right time, UP 1996 leads MNPPR east just outside of Union Pacific's Global 3 Intermodal Facility in Rochelle, IL along the UP Geneva Sub.
Illinois & Midland, using a rare combination of SD45 and RS1325 locomotives, hauls a definite "high wide" consisting of transformers to the nearly Powerton generating station.