Perhaps there was a reason the "J" would use 4 axle power on this job?
For a brief period of time, the Union Railroad rostered a handful of ex-B&LE SD38-2's. They retained their Bessemer colors but were given new numbers and URR logos.
Thunderstorms are in full swing toward Lake Michigan as a pair of J units works another cut of cars just south of Markham Yard.
Open doors and windows is the only way to cool off on this J-Ball as temps soar into the 90's. A nice pair of J units works a cut of double stacks as storms begin building in the distance.
IAIS 157 waits for the 09:24 Metra to leave town, before proceeding east.
Looks like only one leaning telegraph pole remains in Mentone, IN as NS track geometry train 906 eases through town on the ex-NKP Chicago district.
The devil unit EJE 666 works the south lead job on a hot afternoon.
One of two remaining J-Ball locomotives on the CN roster works the south lead job with EJE 664 on a hot day while clouds build into thunderstorms that affect the area later in the afternoon.
The Cedar River blast thru Osage on their way south towards Waterloo, IA. This crew went to work at 7am at Osage and cab to Stacyville Jct., for their train. They then finished their northbound tr... (more)
Edson's yard and local power sits idle on Edson's shop track for the weekend. CN 1653 is one of 3 former NAR SD38-2s left on CN's roster.
The eastbound ethanol is about to pass under Marley Road, in New Lenox.
An extra ethanol from Rock Island, heads east through Rockdale. It would follow the 09:24 Metra out of Joliet.
B&LE 873, an XB Turn for North Bessemer, doubles its train in Shenango Yard with a mix of SD38-2's and a single SD18 for power.
A rare five-unit consist on the B&LE leads an empty hopper train south into Conneautville.
A northbound coal train rolls thru Conneautville. Check out the Keystone Gas Station in the background. Regular for $1.14 per gallon! Don't you wish we could have that back again!