What a cool place. Webster is located a little ways to the west of Sheldon. This is the location of where the Toledo Peoria & Western railroad crosses the former Milwaukee Road line towards Terre Haute, now owned by the Kankakee Beaverville & Southern railroad. Four old rusty searchlight signals and a derelict Milwaukee Road tower still stand, making this location a standstill in time.
As we awaited the northbound arrival of a loaded 50 car KB&S grain train, there was a horn from a TP&W train to the east. A horn that doesn't seem to come very often, as I had still not shot a TP&W freight on the mainline. As that train was blowing for a crossing or two, the KB&S to the south spoke up. With the dense fog not allowing sight for more than half a mile, we were left with the sound of two trains and nothing more. Standing in the tower and hearing those trains brought back a simpler time of when these rail lines were in their heyday and a Milwaukee Road freight would soon come out of the mist.
Although those days are gone, one can still see the elusive TP&W freight and the daytime KB&S local knock these diamonds a handful of times a week. Webster will never be the place it once was, but as long as the tower and signals still stand, it will always be on my list of favorites.