A westbound Chicago & North Western grain train passes under a vestige from the historic days of steam locomotives, a substantial concrete coaling tower, still spanning the main line at De Kalb, I... (more)
An eastbound Chicago & North Western coal train passes through farmland west of De Kalb, Illinois, on October 9, 1994. A shiny, new combine stands idle for a moment as a farmer takes a break durin... (more)
An eastbound Chicago & North Western freight, led by EMD GP50 No. 5070 with horns blaring, blows by the De Kalb Bank and across the busy intersection of Illinois Highway’s 38 and 23 at De Kalb, Il... (more)
UPY GP15-1 700 leads the Troy Grove local south onto the branch in De Kalb.
UPY GP15-1 709 leads the Troy Grove local west onto the branch in De Kalb.
MCHNP 04 passes under the coal tower at DeKalb with a new SD70AH on point as they meet train MCBPRX 04 with the UP 6657 leading.
Many railroads in Chicago slowed down due to the extreme cold the region has been experiencing over the passed few days. UP restricted trains to 40mph, except Z trains of course. Here, UP 4279 pie... (more)
Eastbound crosses routes 23 and 34 in De Kalb.
2019 is off to a good start as UP 6706 highballs east under the old CNW coaling tower in De Kalb, IL. AC4400CW 6706 is the last patched CNW on UP's roster.
UP AC4400CW 7097 leads a detouring California Zephyr west under the coal chute in De Kalb.
Katy and MoPac heritage lead mixed freight through De Kalb, Illinois.
Adam Farence Photo
The Global 2 to Lathrop, CA bird flies under the ex-CNW coal chute at DeKalb.
A loaded coal train ducks under the coaling tower at De Kalb as it heads east towards Chicago.
Heritage meets Heritage...