Prior to 2017, I had to travel far & wide for elaborate Santa-type trains. Often times this would place me in many "Eleventh Hour" scenarios, such as this, with 2013 being the last year... (more)
Chicago and Toronto-bound. CN 149 is leaving the island of Montreal with containers bound for both Toronto and Chicago on a warm late summer morning. Power is IC 2709 and CN 5427.
IC SD40-3's 6203 and 6202 lend a helping hand to X348 as they begin their assault on Byron Hill.
A pair of classic Illinois Central "deathstar" SD40-3's, both wearing Operation Lifesaver decals, shove M342 up Byron hill.
IC GP40-2 3140 and CN GP40-2L(W) 9437 depart from Edmonton and head south on the Camrose Sub.
IC 2701 & CN 8918 lead CN 401 over the Lachine Canal on a hot summer afternoon.
Illinois Central units in two different colors. CN 368 has Illinois Central units in two paint schemes (IC 2456 & IC 1031) as it heads through Dorval just as the sun appeared.
CN X321 has IC 1026 & CN 2509 for power as it slowly heads west on CN's Montreal Sub; carmen will inspect it a bit further west at Ballantyne. At the head end is a very long string of gons, a comm... (more)
A pair of Illinois Central GP40Rs and a GP10 lead hot intermodal train I01 through Jackson, MS and across the KCS former MidSouth Railway line. Scanned from my K25 slide.
Lots of gons up front. CN X321 has IC 1026 & CN 2509 for power as it slowly heads west on CN's Montreal Sub; carmen will inspect it a bit further west at Ballantyne. At the head end is a ve... (more)
L521 heads north through Joliet, about to pass under I-55 with a solo Illinois Central SD70 in charge.
CN Q108 plods eastward with an intermodal train in tow, approaching the elevator at Oakville.
Making some nice EMD music three IC SD40-2's hustle their train south.
Despite the heavy cloud cover, the sun managed to make a much needed appearance as IC 6250 and EJ&E 666 shoved back to Van Loon with the L516. After working at Van Loon, the train would continue o... (more)