After a run from Decatur to Chrisman (with work at Tuscola), the DREI tied down at Grapevine Road on the Danville Subdivision, allowing for some pictures. The crew will then go from here back to D... (more)
Behind a pair of FURX GP38-2s, the Decatur 101 train polishes off the last of the Danville Secondary before making the turn onto the Decatur Subdivision at Chrisman.
The Chrisman Shuffle begins as V500 arrives in Chrisman on the former NYC Egyptian Line, having loaded at the Vermillion Grove mine to the north. The train passes NYC signals and clumps over form... (more)
V500 is now pointing east on the former B&O Springfield line, which it will use to its junction with the C&ED Sub at Hillsdale, IN, then proceed the last few miles to Duke Energy's Cayuga plant.
Having completed the Chrisman Shuffle, V500 eases out of town.
A very rare move, CSX Q594 from Decatur, IL continues east on the B&O all the way to Hillsdale. From there it will use the C&ED sub to get to Terre Haute to regain its normal route to Indianapoli... (more)
"New York Central" lettering still visible on bridge girders.