Three light Bloomer units head north through the small town of Strawn.
BLOL 7591 sits with the rest of the roster at Risk Junction, waiting for a new crew to take them home in the morning after delivering to CN.
Bloomer brings grain loads down towards CN at Gibson City.
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)
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 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.
The attractive pair of GP10's arrive at Gibson City with their 28 loads of grain from Cropsey.
After running around their train at Risk Junction, the pair of Bloomer Line GP10's are thundering south through the small town of Strawn, population 100.
A pair of Bloomer Line EMD's pull a train out of the hill in Sibley, Illinois on the former Illinois Central with an all C&NW car grain train.
A pair of BLOL units lead an all C&NW car grain towards Gibson City, Illinois on the former Illinois Central.
A pair of BLOL units move light power to hook onto their grain train just outside of Sibley, Illinois.
Running just short of a 12hr day, BLOL 7591 leads a 50 car grain train into Gibson City during the golden light of harvest season in central Illinois.
A pair of Bloomer geeps with a half ass matching lease bomb in the middle lets it rip along Rte 47 with a 50 car train for the NS at Gibson City. The crew will make it to town with just minutes le... (more)