A southbound Illinois Central freight train, with coal hoppers behind the locomotives, passes a picturesque barn between Ashkum and Danforth, Illinois, on May 6, 1990. The modern day IC locomotive... (more)
The shot at Ashkum never gets old as A408 heads south with a pair of IC SD70s.
L553 passes the Tri Central Co-Op at Ashkum on a beautiful winter afternoon.
On a crystal clear afternoon, CNs Chicago to Centralia way freight hustles south through the town of Ashkum. Home rails for these IC SD70s, a scene all too familiar on this line.
A408 from Kirk Yard headed South down the IC mainline with a mixed bag of power.
What was once a grand interlocking system, controlled by a manned tower, has now dwindled down to an abandoned relic aside a grain elevator. Nice to see snapshots of the old IC still standing tall... (more)
A407 blasts north through Ashkum with a trio of IC SD70s.
A trio of IC SD70s blast through the small town of Ashkum shortly after sunrise.
Back before IC SD70's became commonplace leaders again on the Chicago Subdivision, IC 1029 leads M371 through Ashkum, Illinois back in 2017.
IC 1026 leads CN M371 south through Ashkum, Illinois as it passes the old IC tower and signal bridge.
CN C40-8M 2401 leads M399 south through the small town of Ashkum.
Rolling right along through Ashkum, the M399 continues its southbound journey along the old IC. Despite being out of service for several years, the old interlocking tower still stands.
Its a perfect 78 degrees at Ashku, IL as M37161 screams through town with a rugged BC Rail C40-8M doing the honors. As Spring rolls on, high sun is beginning to show its presence...
A nice lash-up highballs south down the Mainline of Mid America.
Having no problem maintaining track speed, IC 1033 passes the local elevator in Ashkum.