Bloomer line GP9 7591 rests with 3 cars just north of Charlotte on the Bloomer mainline. This portion of the line is in the process of being rebuilt.
After loading grain at a grain elevator a few miles to the north, BLOL 7591 makes it’s way back south with loaded grain hoppers to take back to Gibson City. The train would later tie down at Risk ... (more)
The Bloomer Line bringing approx 25 grain loads for the CN towards the small township of Charlotte, Illinois.
BLOL 7591 coming into Charlotte Illinois with grain loads for the NS at Gibson City Illinois
The Bloomer Line GP9 leading a Southbound grain train for NS into the farm town of Charlotte, IL. This rail is pretty brutal as it is only 75lb rail. This train would have to be finished loading i... (more)
BLOL 7591 heads south as it passes the Charlotte, Illinois Alliance Grain elevator. A good amount of people made it out for this run and multiple angles of this shot were taken like https://www.ra... (more)
The sun has begun to set as a southbound Bloomer Line grain train splits the elevator at Charlotte. Units 7591 and 7561 are the leaders of the pack, pulling the train "elephant style." T... (more)
Bloomer brings grain loads down towards CN at Gibson City.
Putting the train back together at Charlotte, GP10 7504 shoves 22 cars into the cut of 23, making it look like a continuous stretch of 45 cars with one geep. It sounded awesome!
Departing Charlotte with a string of loads bound for Gibson City.
The beans are doing good, and glad its not Corn as there no shot with corn.
After re-assembling their train as one, 7591 and 7561 depart Charlotte for Sibley where they will combine the rest of the cars and pick up 7504 for the trip to Gibson City.
A former CR GP10 is seen here loading a cut of grain cars at Charlotte, IL. Sister units 7504 and 7591 will later meet up and head back to Gibson City.
Two Bloomer Line GP10s head north with a turn for Cullom, IL wearing the Chinese red colors of the old CB&Q.