It's a beautiful morning as a pair of Elgin, Joliet & Eastern SD38-2's lead the southbound L509 off of Bridge 198, destined for the North Yard Lead of CN's East Joliet Yard.
The CN influence already in place, BLE hoppers, new whistle posts, a three man crew and those horns...
Back in happier days, the road switcher departs Waukegan beginning a days work.
The EJ&E duo beings to roll west again after holding for an inbound Metra to pass. Once clear, G35 will cross over to the left main to access the interchange with the Canadian National at Spauldin... (more)
EJ&E 670 runs solo on the L509 this morning.
A pair of EJ&E SD38-2s take the "Spaulding Patrol" back to Bensenville.
On a sunny morning, EJ&E 670 and 673 lead the 509 towards Morris.
EJ&E 670 and 673 approach Morris with the 509 train.
J-Ball 662 heads west through Dyer, not far from its next switching point at Chicago Heights.
Ever since "The J" was bought by the Canadian National, I had wondered when one of the orange SD38-2s would make its way onto Canadian Pacific's G35 train, an interchange run from Bensenville, Ill... (more)
A pair of EJ&E SD38-2's, 665 and 675, lead CP G35 through Itasca, bound for interchange with the CN at Spaulding.
Westbound on the Porter Line and entering the curve at Water street. This eastern branch of the "J" was in service until late summer of 1985.
Nearing the end of their southbound trip, the pair of J's have cut their train in half and are nearing the local industries, where half will be serviced at Aux Sable and the other half at Equistar... (more)
A pair of original EJ&E SD38-2's, J-Ball 662 and chevron 673, take the 509 south through Joliet on the River Line.
An up-close look at the results of rail burn at sunset