The sun reflects off the side of the Bloomer Line's first locomotive, GP9 7591, a former Northern Pacific unit, with the air temperature at 0 degrees. Bloomer Line engineer Paul Jones moves 28 ... (more)
Putting the train back together at Charlotte, GP10 7504 shoves 22 cars into the cut of 23, making it look like a continuous stretch of 45 cars with one geep. It sounded awesome!
It's a cold and snowy one on the Bloomer Line as Engineer Paul Jones brings 45 cars back from Cullom and Charolette, on the hill between Sibley and Strawn, IL.
Bloomer 7591 Plows Snow SAS
The temperature is 0 degrees as Bloomer Line engineer Paul Jones moves 28 grain hoppers for loading at the Alliance Grain Anchor Elevator. Bloomer's first locomoti... (more)
Engineer Paul Jones spots grain hoppers for loading at the Alliance Grain Company Anchor Elevator, in -7 degree weather on Friday morning. BLOL 7591 was the first unit on the roster, an ex Norther... (more)
A Bloomer GP10 stands by in Gibson City.
Bloomer GP10 7549 rests for the night in Gibson City.
Other than a few scraggly trees and old code line poles, the landscape around Risk, Illinois, is pretty flat and bare. With 25 empty potash cars in tow, Bloomer Line GP10's 7591 and 7504 head sout... (more)
After unloading 25 cars of potash in Colfax, Bloomer Line GP10's 7504 and 7591 trundles east away from Anchor, Illinois, bound for interchange with Norfolk Southern in Gibson City.
Bloomer Line 7504, a ex-ICG GP10 leads a grain train over ex-IC rails in the morning light after a line of severe thunderstorms passed.
A 4 pack of EMD’s lead a loaded grain train South on the Bloomer Line.
A Bloomer Line veteran by the old depot in Gibson City.
A pair of BLOL EMD’s work it up at the elevator in Charolette.
A BLOL GP9 and GP10 leads a train out of Chatsworth, IL.
BLOL 7591 wrapping around Risk Jct.