Portrait of an iron horse.
Attention to detail is everything. A member of the 4449 crew makes sure the builders plate and plaque commemorating the 75-76 Freedom Train are spotless. It's elbow grease like this that keeps the... (more)
A few brave souls manage to form a photo line on the sunny side of Leviathan, the newest steam locomotive built in the United States.
A close up view of 1995.
A unit train of corn syrup rolls east down the C&I under some amazing storm clouds.
IRM's very own scoot comes down the line.
The two remaining CNW units on the UP roster sit out with UP 1995. In the distance, we can see CNW F7 411 and what I am told is the only operating Chinese red CB&Q engine left anywhere.
A small group including myself, Tom McNair, Erik Rasmussen, and others, beat the crowds by heading river-side for a wonderful shot of the Daylight next to the Mighty Mississippi.
The normally sleepy Highlands station comes alive with spectators here to see 4449 fly by at no less than 60 mph!
The 4449 flies under a decrepit wooden bridge and an old farmhouse.
A little boy watches intently as Metra 419 shoves a scoot inbound.
Wait, a second Metra on the IHB? Huh? A Metra/Amtrak office special to drum up support for the CREATE program is about to slam the diamonds at Blue Island crossing. The train, on a tour of CREATE ... (more)