An evening commuter service out of Chicago Union Station races through the turnouts and slip switches, with a friendly engineer at the throttle.
This southbound Green line train approaches us after crossing the south side alley in the 4800S block.
A colorful lash-up of foreign and domestic power leads a manifest train south into Du Quoin, IL. The train will have to wait in Du Quoin for some time to meet two northbound trains before continu... (more)
MILW 101A brings a freight thru Rondout, IL in February of 1973. This unit has been saved and is on display at Cresco, IA. Bob Ferge Kodachrome from my collection.
The Empire Builder approaches Chicago Union station in the depths of the Blue Hour. The lights of an outbound Metra train are reflected on the cab and side. The plant in the background is ADM mil... (more)
Iowa Interstate's daily Council Bluffs to Blue Island road freight (CBBI-17) leisurely strolls through downtown Moline over a layer of freshly fallen snow at a brisk 10 mph with the usual pair of ... (more)
A pair of UP GP40-2s lead a monster MPRPR west through Arlington Park.
What year is it??? Except for more skyscrapers in the skyline and less siding on the dilapidated 16th Street Tower, this photo could pass for 1977. This unit was built less than a month before I... (more)
A trio of Grand Trunk Western Geeps are seen leading a pair of VIA Rail SW1000s on a freight through South Holland. Tom Golden photo.
A trio of EMD GP60 demonstrators are seen headed west engine lite along the IHB. Tom Golden photo.
An SP trackage rights train races a westbound freight through Toluca, IL on BNSF's former Santa Fe mainline en route to Kansas City. At this point, SP was already in the UP camp, with many changes... (more)
Before 557 was assigned to a GE Dash 8-40BW, it was assigned to this FM H12-44, which was nearing the end of its career in this view at Corwith Yard, Chicago.
A pair of Santa Fe warbonnet Dash 9s reverse L-CHI102 to the main in Hodgkins.
CN C40-8M 2443 leads a intermodal up the hill out of Joliet.