Making single digit speed up the grade in Joliet, Iowa 513 and 156 smoke it up on the way to Blue Island.
Sunshine, fresh snow and cold temps make for a perfect morning as Iowa 513 and 156 are on their hands and knees, bringing 118 cars up the hill out of Joliet and on to Blue Island.
Iowa Interstate's sharp paint scheme has always been a favorite of mine to shoot in the snow. Under cloudless skies, SD38-2 #157 is in charge of a westbound BISI train, with a string of stacks at ... (more)
The Rock Island heritage unit leads a late running CBBI east through New Lenox with a friendly engineer in charge.
Metra F40PHM-2 #208 leads an outbound train towards Tinley Park 80th Ave. station.
IC&E SD40-2 6415 trails at the rear of CSX Q556, passing through Tinley Park.
Highballing into the setting sun, MP36 412 leads train 419 to Joliet.
Iowa 513 and company thunder east through New Lenox. In the background is the former Wabash Main.
Normally a nocturnal train, the Q556 was following the 09:24 Metra out of Joliet this morning. It's seen here thundering through New Lenox at the Marley Road bridge, with a GEVO and an old school ... (more)
Metra 208 leads a outbound past Blue Island tower.
Metra 208 pushes a inbound train out of 80th Avenue.
A freshly painted AC6000CW leads Q556 (formerly J746) east out of Joliet.
50 degrees for the middle of December isn't bad and the water wasn't to cold either as I waited for the Metra inbound to Joliet
On a late night run to Joliet, the next-to-last outbound Rock Island District train of the evening is just minutes out of LaSalle St. Station as it passes venerable 16th St. Tower. Special thanks... (more)
Iowa 502 approaches the New Lenox Metra Station, headed east towards Burr Oak Yard.