Rock Island EMD E9A 662 leads a 4 unit set of E and F units for a freight train. The new RTA F40s freed up some of these units from there Commuter train roles making for a strange looking set of... (more)
M642 moves at a snails pace up the Chicago Heights Subdivision after waiting for cross traffic on the IHB at CP Harvey. CSXT ES44AC 911, the honoring first responders locomotive leads. They are se... (more)
On a haze afternoon, IHB train BP2 tip toes around the corner at 139th Street in Blue Island, as they would come to a stop for cross traffic on the CSX. IHB GP40P-2 4010 leads a regular GP40-2, 40... (more)
Two unique locomotives meet at CP Harvey In Blue Island. BP2 has the right-of-way as it crosses the CSX Chicago Heights Sub with the famed GP40P-2 leading a regular GP40-2. The CSX 911 with M642 w... (more)
Oh Deer! The Blue Island Yard hump with IHB GP40-2LW 4020 shoves back cars while a family of deer begin to cross the tracks. BP2 is getting ready to depart on the right with IHB GP40P-2 401... (more)
A pair of sister Gevos, UP 8172 and 8175, lead a northbound intermodal around the curve off of CSX into Blue Island Junction.
The symbol is unknown, though it is possible this is I191 for the U... (more)
Power from subsidiary handles this train through the junction. Photo by Mike Dolenski, from my collection.
512 is the lead engine of mixed freight train coming off one of Cal-Sag Channel steel bridges and within second will cross Blue Island double diamond on its way south.
Coming off the Beverly Branch according to a helpful viewer. Photo by Gary Zeitler. From my collection.
CN mixed freight splits double diamond on its way south.
Photo by Mike Dolenski. From my collection.
A foggy night on the IHB at CP FRANCISCO, two trains wait for a light. The FRANCISCO is controlled by the CSX RA Dispatcher and links up the IHB with CSX's Bar and Elsdon subs.
The last sunlight of December 3, 1988, lights up the autoracks on a Grand Trunk Western freight, led by freshly-painted GTW EMD GP38-2 No. 5721, at Blue Island, Illinois. The eastbound train is cr... (more)
An eastbound manifest rushes over the diamond in Blue Island, Illinois with a CN SD70M-2 leader.
A single H2 BNSF dash 9 an eastbound autorack through Blue Island, Illinois.