Lots of goodies to be found at the NREX shops in Mt. Vernon.
Waiting to leave town
101 heads west out of Ficklin Illinois as it meets the 200 job
The Dana switcher passes a pair of CSX AC44s as it prepares to tie onto a 94 car cut of empties.
Engineer Woolard brings the 101 out of Ficklin Yard limits west toward Decatur.
Decatur and Eastern Illinois train 101 pulls into Ficklin Yard limits with an ex Canadian cab geep in the lead.
Coming or going? Decatur and Eastern Illinois local job 200 sits halfway in between the classic B&O era state line sign near Dana Indiana.
“Speeding along” UP 1989 speeds along rural central Illinois farmland as it heads north to be handed off to NS where the train will become the 10E with a final destination of Bellevue Ohio.
“Stopping for snacks” IC 1025 sits across from the Neoga Illinois Casey’s General Store, as they wait for a northbound train to pull into the siding.
The daily A408 train which never fails to disappoint in the power department has two Deathstars leading the charge south through Pesotum Illinois.
DREI 200 job cuts away from two grain cars at Newman where it will head west back to Tuscola to finish out the day.
UP #6516 heads south toward St. Louis with the small town of Findlay in the background.
The conductor on SOO Line 4434 steps out in preparation to line a switch at the CP yard in Bensenville.
DREI 200 pulls out of the A track extension to the main line as they prepare to head east to Newman with three empties in tow.
An ex CSX AC6000CW leads the 255 out of Decatur