With a fresh crew on board, a BNSF stack train heads south out of the yard at Savanna. Within a few hundred feet it will cross over onto main 1 and head east for Chicago.
CN train M346 claws it's way up Byron Hill from a dead stop at the bottom with a manned helper shoving on the rear.
Crew members prepare the SOO 1003 for the return trip home to Hartford, WI.
The 1003 Santa Train had it's WSOR pilot die on their hours and so the train had to sit and wait in Random Lake for a recrew from Milwaukee. Instead of making Plymouth at 4pm like they had planed,... (more)
SOO 1003 southbound to Milwaukee with the Santa Train before swinging north on the Plymouth Sub to head for Plymouth.
SOO 1003 awaits a front end loader to load coal before heading for Plymouth, WI with the Santa Train.
The North Job splits old Rock Island signals on it's way south into Shell Rock.
The new Manly Yard Job switches cars at the south end of the yard.