L516 works Van Loon with a pair of Grand Trunks up front, both still retaining their original paint schemes. The second unit is of former DT&I heritage.
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)
After a day of clouds, the skies cleared up nicely as EJ&E 659 and GTW 6221 thundered through Ivanhoe, with an L516 train bound for Griffith.
A repainted IC SD40-2 leads the Van Loon local west through Griffith. Just a few of these 6100 series SD40-2s remain on the CN roster.
CN can provide variety on occaision, such as when one of the three DASH 9s in full BCOL paint shows up on the Minneapolis Sub. Long days allow for photo opportunities as L516 makes its way east th... (more)
IC GP40R 3108 switches at Ivanhoe with L516.
CN L516, an odd symbol for this area, has a pair of elephant style CN C40-8's, passing the GTW searchlights at the end of the double track.
B&LE 908 leads the Van Loon Local west across the IHB Gary Industrial and the CSX Porter Branch at Ivanhoe Junction.
Bessemer SD38-2 866 leads the Van Loon local west through Ivanhoe. I never get tired of seeing these Bessemer units hanging in the area!
Recently reassigned to the Chicago area, Bessemer tunnel motor 908 leads the Van Loon local west past Ivanhoe. These were replaced on their home rails by IC SD70s, and now they call the Chicago ar... (more)
Winter operations means the schedule moves around a bit, normally a night move, L516 cuts through the middle of New Richmond on a Sunday morning crossing the Willow River.
Clean snow and bright spring sun make for a snappy scene as L516 heads east across the Minneapolis Sub.
Six inches of fresh snow melt in the afternoon sunshine as L516 makes its way across the Minneapolis Sub.
Amidst the season's first snowfall train L516 pauses to make a pick-up at New Richmond siding.
IC was a standard cab hold out until the end. Their SD70s are still in service around the CN system and continue to contribute a little variety. A beautiful summer evening finds the 1033 cruising ... (more)