The "Rail Net" brings 26 cars through Grand Ridge, bound for interchange with the NS at Streator.
The Illinois Railway's Job 106 leads 21 cars through the small town of Grand Ridge, bound for Streator. IR 7444 and 3500 provide the power, making for a cool lash-up.
IR SD45R 7444 and IR GP35 3500 smoke it up southbound, as engineer Vahey puts the hammer down, approaching a small grade.
IR SD45 7444 ducks under CB&Q signals at West Eola with its recently installed gyralight in action. I can't think of any other railroad where one can shoot gyralight equipped SD45s under these cla... (more)
Illinois Railway's Job 107 makes an unsual daylight appearance over the Ottawa line, as the lines newly aquired SD45R, 7444, rolls along at 10mph. The train skirts the Fox River just south of Os... (more)
IR SD45R 7444, a tunnel motor and one of the HBR SD50s lead the 107 job over the Fox River.
With their 645 engines roaring, an Ex-SP SD45, SD45T-2, and a ex-CNW SD50 lug 109 cars west on a birhgt winters day in the heartland
IR 7444, 9238 and HBR 5008 are all clear of Yorkville, as the throttle is opened up in the small, farming town of Fox.
IR's 107 arrives at Ottawa.
Former Southern Pacific SD45 No. 7444 has found a new home on the Illinois Railnet, where it currently waits for some work and an assignment in unfamiliar territory. Here, it sits idling in the sh... (more)