My sister lives outside of Pekin, Illinois, and I always drive by the west end of the Pekin power plant yard on the way to her house. UP head end power is usually sitting here. I just decided to... (more)
This final shot of the series shows Mike's solution to finding the right location to shoot from. Amtrak personnel were kind enough to move an F40PH into position to give Mike the elevation needed ... (more)
A southbound Union Pacific Manifest heads through Jacob passing under the MoPac Era Cantilever Signal Bridges that once guarded the cross over here. These have now have given way to modern signals... (more)
How often do you get to see four green and black engines lashed up together? 3 SD60M's sandwich a GP38 at the Galesburg yard, awaiting their next assignment.
Just south of Savanna,IL. a southbound(RR east) BNSF Galesburg bound train passes the place once known as Timbucktoo. Both the CB&Q and the CMSt.P&P RR's ran side by side here back when I used to ... (more)
Union Pacific Oil Train OESSN 03 Heads south down the Chester Sub passing under the MoPac Era Cantilever signal protecting C.P Chap. Chap is where the UP Mt. Vernon Sub joins the Chester Sub. In c... (more)
GP-38AC 626 leads M-420 800and a GP-10 403 through Bureau Junction on a crisp December morning.
The east train was pretty dependable at this time early in the AM. There is a nice park where you ... (more)
Having its moment in the sun, Port Harbor Railroad GP40 4615 was in Granite City, Illinois, on October 3rd, 2014. Built in January 1967 as Milwaukee Road 162, this engine was later renumbered MIL... (more)
A pair of Terminal Railroad Association of Saint Louis GP38-3 diesels sit in the railroad's Madison Yard for a crew change. GP38-3 locomotives are EMD GP38s and GP40s rebuilt by MPI, which includ... (more)
A trio of maroon E8's and other units gather at Silvis.
Alco RS2 rebuilt with a new prime mover from EMD and reclassified as an RS2m by the Rock Island.
Rock Island E8A 661 sits near the throat of LaSalle Street Station with bilevels commuter cars that will eventually go to Joliet.
A pair of B40-8's roll's into Galesburg, IL on it's return trip from Chicago, IL.
Busy day at Savanna Yard.
On a crystal clear October afternoon, a pair of IAIS GP38-2's lead a southbound freightless BUSW-11 down the Peoria Subdivision with an assortment of five former BNSF EMD's for the Norfolk Souther... (more)