In the quietest moments of a winter storm, fire and ice converge in the tangled trackwork at Metra's busiest interlocking in the Chicagoland area.
Its all about staying connected...
The guys spent part of the afternoon on section work in the rain and mud today installing a new frog in a switch leading to the yardage along Park Street.
January 25th, 2014. The Metrolink main line has been attached to the temporary panel track that leads inside the gates of the Pomona Fairplex. Workmen make a few finishing touches to the rails wit... (more)
January 26th, 2014. 2:52:58 AM, 4014 rolls down the National Rail Network for the first time in 52 years! The front wheel of the pony truck is still on the panel track while the rest of the locomo... (more)
4014_0049 January 25th, 2014. In the early evening hours before the big move, Union Pacific police guard 4014 as she waits for her return to the US rail network for the first time in 52 years. Sev... (more)
January 25th, 2014.With both rails now severed, crews gently slide the western side of the cut main line track into position to size and trim cut to the panel track where the 4014 waits.
Chilly night along Elkhorn Creek.
January 25th, 2014. Track crews begin slicing the rails of Metrolink's San Bernardino mainline in preparation of sliding them a few feet south to connect the panel track where the 4014 awaits to m... (more)
The 131st running of the Kentucky Derby had been run the day before as Amtrak's Derby special heads back to Chicago with L&N's Royal Street bringing up the northbound trip over the LIRC to Indy.
Used and new wheelsets are lined up outside Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s shop at Alliance, Nebraska, on June 21, 2003.
The dispatcher has an eastbound lined up at the E.E. Miller City as the morning fog begins to roll in on a cool summer morning.
A southbound UP train is taking the clear signal at Napavine South on the BNSF Seattle Sub the evening of 12/21/13. These ex-NP cantilever signal bridges are not long for this world as BNSF has pl... (more)
After a southbound UP passed on Main 1, a northbound BNSF train triggers a green signal on Main 2 at the searchlight signals in advance of the control point at Napavine South, WA on 12/21/13.
Autorack still life