A trio of SD9043MAC's and a GP15-1 lead the Proviso to Council Bluffs manifest westbound on the former CNW.
While snapping photos of the 844, a trio of 90MAC's came into sight on the MPRCB.
A UP mixed freight bound for Council Bluffs crawls into the sunset, approaching the diamond with the BNSF Aurora Subdivision at the famous Rochelle Railroad Park.
The C&NW heritage unit leads a westbound manifest.
Another one of Proviso's well known consists, this time with CNW Dash 9 8701 and UP SD40-2 3300, the United Way engine, lead MPRCB past the Elburn Co-op. (Photo #400)
UP 1995 leads a detouring MPRCB over the IC&E. Here is passes an IC&E MCCHU train awaiting a crew.
UP 1995 leads a detouring MPRCB over the IC&E. It's caught in Mount Carroll cruising along at a leisurely 30mph.
UP 1995 leads a detouring MPRCB over the IC&E. Here it's seen passing the Oregon Nuke Plant, conveniently meeting the sun on the way.
UP 1995 leads a detouring MPRCB over the IC&E. Here it's making a brief stop to get a past a red absolute at ESS Davis Jct.
Another one of UP's all star consists throttles up just outside of Rochelle as it heads west.
A trio of EMD's finest hustle manifest freight west under the CNW coal tower at Nelson.
The Mopac unit leads CNW 8646 westbound towards Council Bluffs. The 8701 was part of the consist but got left behind for some reason. =(
Nothing beats a little train watching on a midwest indian summer day, as the three CNW's (ACe 1995 and C44-9W's 8701 and 8646) highball through the countryside.
UP 1995 pulls the MPRCB freight past the towering Clarence Elevator.
The CNW Heritage ACe leads the only two CNW units left on the UP roster for another round trip to Council Bluffs.