The 1218 comes to Chicago and heads to Fort Wayne, IN on a railfan excursion. Many railfans greet the engine as it comes through the NS yard in Chicago.
Two oil trains pass each other at Savanna. The east bound train had two CSX units on the front. BNSF SD70MAC 9969 brings up the rear.
A WC SD45 with train just rode out a thunder storm on its way south to Schiller Park.
An employee special rounds the curve at Watseka on its way to Dolton.
A four axle trio move a freight south through Missouri Pacific's Dolton yard.
A former UP GP40X wound up being rebuilt into a GP38-2. Here it is along with another rebuild, a GP20C, on a local heading west past tower B17.
It sure was nice to see this GP7 and GP9 combo in mainline service. This duo is heading west from Proviso. The signal bridges have since been replaced.
An SD60M and an SD60 shortly after exiting the Hermosa tunnels are heading towards Laramie.
A pair of dirty SD40-2's leave westward through Elmhurst with a K Line stack.
UP GP40X as well as other locomotives get their maintenance performed here at the Bailey Yard locomotive facility.
A CNW C40-8 and SD60 along with a UP SD40-2 pull a train of gondolas through Dale Junction on Sherman Hill. Snow fences are common on Sherman Hill, placed to control snow drifts.
A couple of railfans enjoy watching the ICE train run past. Tower B17 is still in use as I think its days are numbered.
A local freight runs past B17 tower with a couple of GP38-2's on the point. A somber looking dwarf signal protects the yard lead where once Milwaukee units graced the rails.
The 463 sits over the ash pit after dropping its fire. The loco was used on a Jim Trowbridge special that day. The ash pit has since been replaced.