Illinois Railway's Zearing Job, which had been working with two units, has left an ailing CF7 behind as the train heads North on the branch towards Zearing on Friday morning Feb. 17, 2012.
Great Western 5625 rolls through a brief snowstorm on 90-pound rail from 1906-1911 as it slowly makes it's way towards Zearing and the BNSF Mendota Subdivision.
Illinois Railway 5 and Great Western Railway 5625 run light east through Ladd, Illinois, after taking a load of hoppers to the BNSF Mendota Subdivision at Zearing. The power is now returning to La... (more)
It's a unique case of "Old Meets New", as Great Western Railway 5625 meets a few ES44s at Zearing while taking it's cars from the Illinois Railway and spotting them in the small yard off of the BN... (more)
Illinois Railway's Peru to Zearing local is running late on Friday afternoon, making for nice lighting as the train heads North west out of Ladd on its run to Zearing and the interchange yard with... (more)
The pair of CF7's cross over yet another scenic wooden trestle as the sounds of a pair of F7A's fills the air, bouncing off the surrounding trees.
NKC 3 and IR 5 take their time thumping over this nifty wood trestle in rural Illinois.
The CF7's are in the home stretch as the skim the Illinois River through Peru.
NKC 3 and IR 5 ease through town at a comfy 10 MPH enroute to LaSalle.
NKC 3 does the honors running back to LaSalle with 6 cars from the BNSF. How many other places can you see a practically matched pair of ATSF rebuilt CF7's in service?
Illinois Railway CF7 5 and Nebraska Kansas and Colorado RailNet CF7 3 pull into BNSF's Zearing interchange yard to make their set-out and pick-up.