A visitor to the prairies of Illinois teams up with a native Illinoisan today.
Illinois Central solid lashup heads for DuQuoin, IL.
Nice matching pair of Operation Lifesaver units.
Now this is a heritage lash-up! An old Grand Trunk geep 38 and IC SD40-2 bring in the L54691 local. Today the train is delivering a brand-spankin'-new SD70ACe to the KCS at E. St. Louis. Canon 350... (more)
At the end of the day, like clockwork, the CN local rounds the curve at IL Rt. 157 and heads over the small canal. He has already gotten a warrant from Church Jct. to Mousette and will procede dir... (more)
A rare CN coal train (C71691-3-21) into St. Louis, with a matched pair of IC SD70s, waits for a crew at IL RT. 157 on the St. Louis Division. The coal is from a recently re-opened mine in central ... (more)
NS train #223 leaves Coapman heading for Belleville.
Local L54691 25 heading up the bluffs toward Belleville, IL
Three Veteran 4 axle units power NS #167 southbound
NS 5011 and SR 3512 lead this e/b. A GP-38-2/B-30-7A lashup. On NS, these units must be considered "back to back". 30APR88
Conrail blue...kinda. HLCX 3817 (ex-CR/NS) works the KCS yard near E. St. Louis. For some reason, the engineer was none too happy to be getting his picture taken.
Brand new UP 6005 brings up the rear of this eastbound coal drag leaving the yard.
Freshly cleaned as of yesterday, OHCR 703 backs a load of autoracks into the loading facility near E. St. Louis.
UP 7248 slowly leads a coal drag out of the yard just north of Downtown Parks Airport. Note the St. Louis Arch at the right of the picture.
KCS 4801 and KCS 4759 (ex-CSX GP40-2) pull mixed freight out of the yard. They pulled out, stopped, and reversed back in about four times. I don't know what they were doing!