Speeding up after having to make a stop, a Southbound Mixed Freight makes some noise through the town of Benton, IL.
Southbound UP Z train motors by heading for Benton siding where he will meet a UP manifest train.
UP 7206 holds the main with an ex-Southern Pacific helping out.
UP 7206 holds the main for about 3 hours as 2 broken rails are being repaired. This is the second of 2 loaded coal trains waiting to head South towards Paducah.
Westbound switcher that needs a little repainting.
Southbound CSX on the UP mainline at Benton Junction.
ON the CN (former IC) just east of Benton Jct
2nd of 4 trains in 45 minutes at Benton Jct this morning...eastbound coal loads
4th of 4 trains in 45 minutes at Benton Jct this morning...northbound
3rd of 4 trains in 45 minutes at Benton Jct this morning...southbound