Blasting past bountiful springtime dandelions blooming near the Cartwright Avenue grade crossing, Chicago & North Western GE C44-9W No. 8681 leads an eastbound freight through Ashton, Illinois, on... (more)
UP 7515 heads westbound on a hot shot intermodal.
UP 3016 and 3027 highball westbound after getting the green.
UP 3016 and 3027 shine in the mid day sun as they await a passing train. These things were so fresh, you could smell the paint.
Union Pacific's new tier 4 SD70AHs lead a westbound coal train along the UP Geneva Subdivision. This is the first time the new tier 4 SD70ACes (non-demonstrator) have ran this section of the UP sy... (more)
Blasting through the small town of Ashton, blaring its K5LLA, UP 8810 leads UP 2200 a SD60 and Dakota and Iowa 2502 a GP9u. A faint rainbow can be seen in the distance.
UP manifest roll's eastbound into a golden sunrise on it's way to Chicago.
Eastbound KTAG42 passes through Ashton just before 4am with one of the 'Original 6' heritage units leading. In just a few miles the train will make a set out at Global III then head to its final d... (more)
The conductor of Union Pacific's Long Beach-Global II stack train clings to the Western Pacific heritage unit as he diligently inspects a passing westbound for defects.
Shortly after sunset, Union Pacific's Rochelle West Local throttles up through tiny Ashton, IL before crossing over into the Global III intermodal terminal.
A short UP Z train races west across the Illinois country side at Ashton, IL.
The CNW unit leads west through Ashton en route to Des Moines, IA.
An eastbound bird blasts through Ashton on a sleepy Sunday morning.
Some old C&NW units rumble toward Chicago, approaching Ashton.
Go the distance. This is my attempt to incorporate the granger roots of the C&NW into a photo made in 2006. In the process of making this photo, I discovered that the ground between the roa... (more)