The red is fading to pink but there still going as three ex- ATSF war-bonnets with 68 cars pass through Alpha,IL. for Galesburg.
A trio of rebuild ex-Santa Fe SD45-2's handle the daily Barstow to Galesburg local past the depot at Alpha.
One of the 56 cars in the unit John Deere combine train is loaded with a pair of John Deere S680 combines. There is a lot of money tied down onto these flatcars!
A 56-car unit John Deere combine train passes through Alpha on its long journey to Tacoma, WA where the combines will be exported.
An empty crude oil train rolls north through rural Illinois.
H NTWGAL takes the siding at Alpha for it's counterpart. Behind the BNSF and CSX motors are 8 EMD demonstrators en route to Paducah. It sucks to see them go since theyve been on the BN/BNSF sinc... (more)
BNSF 9206 pulls an empty taconite train north bound at track speed
Cutting through rural Alpha, IL., a BNSF ethanol train gets a green light to proceed down the mainline while an Amtrak special enroute to TrainFest waits on the siding behind me. It was announced... (more)
Heading for Superior,Wi. the 5199 west crosses an old CB&Q structure thats been rebuilt by the BNSF that crosses 500th st.
The Galesburg local gets the light and highballs out of town.
The Galesburg Local passes the spot where the old CB&Q branch from Galva to New Boston crossed.