EJ&E 664 and DIT Metra 119 lead the Markham Local to Champaign, passing through Monee.
Better than fireworks. Who would have thought that not one, but two EJ&E engines would find their way down to Du Quoin, IL? Here, they are backing down to the wye that will take them north ... (more)
A single SD38-2 runs long hood forward dragging a Cedar Rapids to Newton extra grain train.
Both of the two remaining DM&IR-painted units operating on home rails where leading ore trains this morning on the Iron Range Subdivision. How often do you see an illuminated class light?
As a crewman prepares GP38-2 No. 2000 for duty, an SD40 roars past with a string of cars for the hump.
The increased activity in Proctor has been a pleasure to see. Here SD38-2 leads its' consist to their assignment, as an SD70ACe brings its' train in.
The daily River Line job makes its back-up move, as it prepares for its switching duties.
A pair of Missabe SD38-2's sandwich the Illinois Central 6250 as they run up to Minntac to load taconite off the west side. Most people shoot the southbound train as it's leaving Minntac but for ... (more)
The dispatcher refers to this SD38 as "DMIR 215", so I take it the Missabe still holds on (for a while). It was a great stay in the Twin Ports for me and chasing Missabe 215 was a highlight.
The only remaining SD38 in maroon and gold heads to Fairlane.
Thirsty- EJE and CN road power get inspected and fueled at CN's busy Markham fuel facility on Chicago's south side.
A pair of EJ&E SD38-2's rolls past to begin the days work at the south end of Markham Yard. CN really likes using these here at Markham Yard, there were 4-5 in the yard this day.
EJE 665 and company rests before the days work at Markham Yard.
I never thought I'd ever have the chance to talk about catching maroon DMIR power on the point in the Remarks section here, especially when I moved away from the northern tier, but here it is, in ... (more)
A rail train with a pair of SD38-2s pass Missouri Division Junction on their way west to dump new rail.