A UP grain train ends its struggle up the hill and now levels out to gain speed, after one locomotive was bad ordered. This track has since been rebuilt with concrete ties to host high speed Amtra... (more)
A load of Texas bound ballast runs through Kirkwood on a pleasant late winter afternoon.
A thunderstorm is just about to hit Litchfield, IL as the crew of this GP10 goes about their switching duties. The trackage here is a little out of shape, as you can see by the tipping engine.
UP MNLAS 20 comes north this morning past the growing cornfields of Illinois. It is loaded with colorful power, including leader NS 9836, UP 3273, CN 2403, CN 5436, UP 7884, UP 7876, UP 3300, UP 9... (more)
A little one watches with anticipation as a westbound coal empty fast approaches.
A southbound UP rolls by the Mississippi River bottom bluffs at Valmeyer, IL.
A bit of a smokeshow is put on by this southbound UP.
Another coal empty heads through Kirkwood, repeating what happens dozens of times a day, every day, day in and day out..............
IVNKC rolls northbound at 25th Street
A pair of KCS units heads upgrade to the MacArthur Bridge after taking an Alton & Southern Railway transfer to the UP at 12th Street.
The crew of this yard job has just a short time left to work in the cold this evening, getting finished right at sunset. They are putting the engine away down the old hump track at Dupo Yard.
A trio of Canadians pull UP train OCHSJ to St. James, LA on a warm winter day in Illinois.
An NS local works down a congested area of Madison, IL on former Illinois Terminal trackage.
A trio of KCS units comes into Valley Junction with UP train USHES 14.
After dropping a cut of cars at KCS's East Saint Louis Yard, this TRRA job heads up the Transfer with light engines back to Madison, IL.