LPJ05 crawls around the grain silos just south of the BNSF Mendota diamonds... as the crew preps to set out a few cars here.
Burlington Northern operated a former Chicago, Burlington & Quincy branch from Sterling to Earlville, Illinois. The branch utilizes 0.8 miles of trackage rights on Chicago & North Western’s Troy G... (more)
Burlington Northern’s local operating from Sterling to Earlville, Illinois, pauses just north of Earlville. The branch used to cross Chicago & North Western’s Troy Grove line here, but it now conn... (more)
On June 10, 1984, Burlington Northern’s local operating from Sterling to Earlville, Illinois, pauses just north of Earlville. The branch used to cross Chicago & North Western’s Troy Grove line her... (more)
As the rear of the train clears the diamonds at Earlville, the engineer opens up the classic pair of GP15-1's as the Troy Grove Local continues its trip to the sand plants of Troy Grove, IL.
After a bit of a wait, the Troy Grove Local crew receives permission from the BNSF Mainline Dispatcher and crosses the diamonds in Earlville, with the trusty pair of GP15-1's powering the train.
A pair of GP15-1's bask in the sunlight as the crew awaits permission across the BNSF in Earlville.
After crossing the diamonds with the BNSF Mendota Sub, the Troy Grove Local's pair of UP GP15-1's open it up as they pass by one of the local grain elevators in Earlville.
UPY 709 leads the troy grove local past the Earlville drive-in. What a classic, throwback scene...
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A pair of Siemens SC-44's lead California Zephyr through Earlville on inaugural run of thse units on Western Long Distance trains
A trio of UPY GP15-1s lead the Troy Grove local south through Earlville.