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)
METX 79 leads train 643 over Camp Ground Road, which except for signs is non-existent after historic flooding along the Des Plaines River.
Ever since this engine got patched in 2004, it has managed to escape the paint booth for another 16 years and hold its ground working locals in northern Illinois. Its seen here leading LBU51B as i... (more)
Metra F59PHI 79 expresses west through Des Plaines with train 643.
With a huge crowd of railfans, CP 6068 leads CP 198 past Norma on the UP Milwaukee Sub. No one expected CP's SD40-2s to ever end up on an intermodal train again in this area- until today.
CP 198 dives under Interstate 90 with a pair of CP SD40-2s up front.
After everyone raced out of Norma, many stopped at nearby Mount Prospect Road to catch the train again before heading towards... (more)
Before a fire gutted the tower in 2005, De Val Tower directed traffic on the CNW Harvard Sub, CNW New Line Sub and the SOO Line.
A Bensenville bound freight crosses the "temporary" bridge across US Highway 14.
The Soo Line freight has left its Schiller Park Yard and is crossing the CNW Harvard Subdivision.