Amtrak Dash 8 518 leads Lincoln Service 302 north over a frozen Kankakee River in Wilmington. The new bridge is in place.
After arriving at Union Station and wying, Amtrak 68 backs 302's equipment set towards the wash racks in Chicago, preparing to become train 307 later in the evening.
Approaching the Joliet station stop
Operator Mike Myers surveys a rare scene as Amtrak #302 passes Ridgely Tower on the former C&IM mainline. During June 2008 Amtrak and Union Pacific detoured trains thru Springfield over the Illin... (more)
Amtrak #302 crosses the I&M diamond at Ridgely. Hard to believe that the tower was closed over a year ago.
Train 302, inbound from St. Louis, heads in after a cold cross-state trek. Unit 35 is hostled back into service.
One of Amtrak's 40th Anniversary locomotives hustles through the night on the point of the eastbound Capitol Limited. The train is running wrong-main, dodging slower freights in an attempt to make... (more)
Amtrak #302 goes "Old School": Amtrak #302 rolls past Ridgely Tower behind converted "Cabbage Car" F40PH 90222 still in its old 80's era tri-stripe paint. As I framed this shot, I almost f... (more)
Amtrak NPCU 90200 hits the Illinois & Midland diamond at Ridgely heading up an eight car Lincoln Service train bound for Chicago. Although the shuttered tower still makes for a nice photo prop, i... (more)
Amtrak Phase III NPCU 90222 leads the northbound Lincoln Service 302 through Wilmington, crossing the Kankakee River.
Super clean Amtrak 2 trails the inbound Lincoln Service 302, shortly after leaving Joliet. Double ended trains seem to be common practice on the Joliet Sub lately.
The revised Abraham Lincoln under Amtrak operation. Some of the clarity and excitement was gone even though the original owners colors were still intact in 1972. For a view of same train and loco... (more)