Iowa Interstate ES44AC 513, the Rock Island heritage unit, passes the 1912-built Joliet Union Station, crossing the BNSF, CN and UP diamonds and running down the old Rock Island main.
Taking to Metra rails, the extra ethanol heads east, climbing the grade out of Joliet.
The 157 is notched out as eastbound ethanol continues its way towards Blue Island, seen here in Joliet, paralleling US Route 30.
Iowa Interstate 717, a GP38-2, fights the uphill grade in Mokena.
Metra MP36PH-3S #412 arrives at Robbins with an outbound train that will diverge onto the left hand main for the rest of its journey to Joliet
Breezing into Tinley Park on a snowy day is Rock Island train #509.
The eastbound ethanol is about to pass under Marley Road, in New Lenox.
A Metra outbound commuter train pulls into the station in downtown Mokena in this 10 second exposure.
Iowa 154 and 510 slowly exit the Metra Yard, their 115 car ANBIU, not clear of Bridge 407 yet.
IAIS 154 and 510 lead eastbound ethanol tanks through New Lenox.
Entering New Lenox, Iowa 154 and 510 are working really hard to get their eastbound ethanol train up to speed.
IAIS 154 is really struggling out of Joliet, as it leads 115 cars towards Blue Island.