Oh to be back in summer... while enjoying some -8 degree F now, I reflect on June 5th when a BNSF hotshot came roaring under power lines in Coal City on a 70-some degree day. Early stages of what ... (more)
This short high priority train is headed south in a hurry at Fountain, Illinois.
Putting the train back together at Charlotte, GP10 7504 shoves 22 cars into the cut of 23, making it look like a continuous stretch of 45 cars with one geep. It sounded awesome!
It's a cold and snowy one on the Bloomer Line as Engineer Paul Jones brings 45 cars back from Cullom and Charolette, on the hill between Sibley and Strawn, IL.
Metra MP36PH-3C #425, painted and lettered for retired CEO Don Orseno makes a station stop at Oak Forest Illinois
As a westbound manifest waits for a parade of westbound to clear ahead, a westbound coal empty proceeds to get another load of coal. With track maintenance everywhere on the line due to the frigid... (more)
Bloomer 7591 Plows Snow SAS
The temperature is 0 degrees as Bloomer Line engineer Paul Jones moves 28 grain hoppers for loading at the Alliance Grain Anchor Elevator. Bloomer's first locomoti... (more)
The 2017 CTA Holiday Train makes it way down the Dan Ryan in the last minutes of sun.
Amtrak 337 Hiawatha service (Chicago - Milwaukee) leaving Union Station and crossing the N Canal Street, in dowtown Chicago. At the end of the train, former EMD F40PH locomotive that belonged to G... (more)
One of Amtrak's Veterans units leads a northbound Amtrak Hiawatha toward Chicago. And yes, that's a Dash 8 taking up the rear.
An old High hood and a GP59 serve as the power on the D33,D31,andD23 locals at Bluffs Illinois.
Riverport Railroad switcher heading back to the engine shop after pushing a cut of cars to the sho.
Engineer Paul Jones spots grain hoppers for loading at the Alliance Grain Company Anchor Elevator, in -7 degree weather on Friday morning. BLOL 7591 was the first unit on the roster, an ex Norther... (more)