A northbound C&NW coal train has just crossed the diamond at Deval with an interesting mix of power.
Scanned from a print.
The Reading heritage unit leads CP 384 South through Des Plaines. NS 4002 and CP 6644 trail, making for a very colorful lash!
After taking a shot of METX 90 at Camp Ground Road in Des Plaines last fall, I decided to return to the spot upon hearing of it running in nice afternoon light on the Union Pacific Northwest line.... (more)
A Wisonsin Central loaded ore train is seen passing Deval Tower. The train loaded at Minntac Mine on the DM&IR and will be handed off to the SP in Chicago for furtherance to Geneva Steel in Utah.... (more)
CP 7012 leads CP 281 through Des Plaines, past a colorful variety of flowers.
An extremely shiny CP 8177 leads CP 286 past Des Plaines.
This locomotive was recently released from GE (now Wabtec) after being rebuilt in Fort Worth, TX and went north on CP 475 to St. Paul,... (more)
CN A446 heads south past the Des Plaines switch with the IC 2457 in charge of the train.
One of CSXs new(ish) ST70AHs take a phosphate train up the New Line, destined for the North Dakota / Minnesota area.
Yellow leaves, yellow signs and yellow locomotives? All three go well together as Metra's latest heritage locomotive brings a non-revenue train through Des Plaines.
Canadian Pacific train 286 makes its way through Howard Avenue in Des Plaines, closing in on its final destination of Bensenville Yard. In some nice morning light, the Air Force and Navy heritage ... (more)
Two of CP's Military tribute units lead CP 286 south through Des Plaines.
CN GP40-2LW 9524 leads L501 south through Des Plaines.
With more than half of UPs SD70Ms in storage, a welcomed surprise rounds the bend as MALPR approaches Bensenville, to bypass, and eventually Proviso.
After a traffic jam in Bensenville, 287 makes its way north on the New Line towards the C&M with an SD60 & T4 Gevo.
After bypassing Bensenville, a trio of CP standard cab EMDs take the daily CP 287 towards the curve into Deval Junction. A former SOO SD60 leads 287 today, with an SD30C-ECO & Dual Flag SD40 trail... (more)