Running long hood forward out of Du Quoin is the morning roadswitcher, with seven coal empties in tow for Carbondale.
Fresh out of Denver, a BNSF "smurf" leads the Hudson Turn through West Tonville with a string of tanker cars in tow for Hudson, Colorado.
On a mild Friday morning, CN A431 bound for Decatur, Illinois approaches the CN/CSX diamond at Effingham after working the yard with an IC SD70 on the point.
IC 6071, the first EMD SD40 ever built, is on display as the "IC 6071 Exhibit" at the Monticello Railway Museum's yearly "Railroad Days" event. The unit started out as EMDX 434 in July 1964, event... (more)
A special train bound for Savannah, GA with crane parts for export rolls south on the NS Brooklyn District with a classic locomotive on the point.
Symboled as NS 955, the NS OCS train with good friend Bill Crisp at the throttle is at full speed through the small town of Dawson, Illinois on the NS Springfield-Hannibal District. The train (out... (more)
A CEFX "Bluebird" and a CP unit lead the UP OCHSJ south at Findlay, Illinois. The UP OCHSJ is a Clearing, IL (Belt Railway of Chicago) to Saint James, LA crude oil train.
In gorgeous evening light, two UP SD70Ms bring the UP ZMQYC off the UP Pana Sub as it enters Findlay, Illinois. The curved track to the left is UP's Salem Sub.
A nice Amtrak P32 trails on the northbound Illini (Amtrak 392), waiting to depart at 4:05 p.m. This trainset came down on the southbound Saluki (Amtrak 391) from Chicago and will go ... (more)
UP's Southern Pacific Heritage Unit (UP 1996) is on point of the UP MCHPB as it enters the north end of Findlay, Illinois. The UP MCHPB is a Clearing, IL [Belt Railway of Chicago] to Pine Bluff, A... (more)
As the 2011 NS Illinois Division Santa Train prepares for departure, a yard job with two NS MP15DCs pulls up for headroom near Wabic.
A very nice variety of power (ex-Santa Fe and LMX units) lays over at the NERR Shops in Lebanon, Tennessee, headlined by NERR 573 (ex-BNSF, nee-ATSF 573).
The NS Illinois Division's Santa/Christmas Train with good friends Bill Crisp as engineer and Derek Chamness as conductor is about to depart for Illiopolis with Wabash 1189 leading. Built in 1953,... (more)
Chattanooga, TN-Decatur, IL manifest NS 124 rolls north on the old CNO&TP after meeting a southbound at the south end of the Spring City siding.
Tate & Lyle's corn processing plant puffs excessive steam clouds in the background as grain train NS D2M departs Decatur at a slow pace.