Just like the good old days, when the IAIS would follow the 10:24 Metra out of Joliet. The power has changed a bit, though.
Ethanol as far as the eye can see. IAIS 503 brings up the rear of an eastbound, extra ethanol train from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Blue Island, Illinois.
Metra 409 is on the move, westbound out of the Front Street Station. It's next stop is New Lenox.
Metra 208 arrives into the Front Street Station in Mokena.
Metra 206 highballs west through the forest. Next stop: New Lenox
Shortly after clearing the diamonds at Joliet, a pair of IAIS GP38-2's and an ES44AC open it up, eastward at the outer edges of the Metra Yard.
BORE (B&O Rock East) with 250 cars rolls up to the 191st St. crossing. Trains this size on the New Rock Sub were normal during this period as were the GP15T's.
Metra 207 leads its outbound train out of Mokena as it heads west for New Lenox and Joliet.
The weekly Iowa Interstate ethanol train heads east through Tinley Park, powered by IAIS 501 and 705.
Metra 180 picks up speed out of Mokena as it heads for its next stop at New Lenox.
An outbound Metra train highballs through Robbins. Note the vintage Rock Island cantilevers in the distance.
Tonight's Blue Island to Council Bluffs manifest rumbles through the Midlothian Metra station.
Metra 407 departs New Lenox after making its station stop. Next stop: Front Street in Mokena.