BN still lives! BNSF 1922, an SD40-2 still sporting its Cascade Green paint scheme, leads BNSF local R-CHI472 past the towering grain elevators in the small community of Chana, IL, a few miles eas... (more)
Growling Cat through Chana Burlington Northern GP20C No. 2009 leads “Expediter” piggyback train No. 42 through the Illinois countryside east of Chana on April 6, 1991. BN had eight of t... (more)
8,800 horsepower charges past one horse. BNSF 7903 leads a high priority intermodal train towards Chicago, IL.
After a snowless Christmas, BN 8094 hustles a Q train through Chana, IL, just west of Rochelle on the former CB&Q mainline to the Twin Cities. The Santa Fe Dash 8 is the give away that this is now... (more)
A CREX GEVO leads a warbonnet through Chana, Illinois.
Up and over the hill, doing every bit of 70mph...
Well after a early nap I happened to wake up at 12:30 AM and looked at the ATCS and saw a train waiting for two trains at Morad siding had a hunch it was the NS 8025. So I get up went too setup in... (more)
BNSF SD70ACe 9003 leads the westbound Chicago to Dayton's Bluff vehicle train through Chana. Big changes are coming to the remaining searchlights on the old C&I.
Westbound empty crude oil train U-CXPMNU0 68T off the CSXT in Chicago dashes past the control point at West Chana, still guarded by some CB&Q searchlights, on BNSF's Aurora Subdivision headed by a... (more)
Westbound Stack train WSS Chana IL.
An empty westbound oil train kicks up the snow on a bitterly cold January day as it whips through Chana on the C&I.
Eastbound oil train with the Monongahela in charge passes the elevator at Chana.
Oil trains are becoming more frequent on the C&I as proven by Norfolk Southern's S&A heritage unit #1065 leading an empty back home for a refill.
Westbound Chicago, IL, to St. Paul, MN, intermodal train blast pass the CTC signal for West Chana. The train will zip across northern Illinois in short fashion with this small train. Chana is loca... (more)