One of the trains to look out for on this line is the bi-daily Bloomington to East St. Louis manifest because it is the only train on the line that does not require a cab signal leader. This train... (more)
Thanks to my friend and his personal connections, we were both able to gain access to the cab of Elkhart Grain's GP7U number 1317 as it lays dormant between shifts. The interior of this veteran Ge... (more)
All is quiet in the sleepy town of Elkhart, even this former BNSF GP7 sleeps the early morning away at the Elkhart Farmers Grain elevator.
MBNAS splits a pair of B&O CPLs on the Springfield Sub. Their replacements sat patiently by for a quite a long time before finally being put into service. The CPLs are now gone along the line.
Elkhart Grain Company 1317 started her life out as ATSF 2812 (GP7) back in October of 1952. Today she sports a paint scheme like the BNSF and serves as the switcher at the massive Elkhart Grain Co... (more)
Union Pacific train M BNAS (BLOOMINGTON-ALTON SOUTHERN) sports the Mopac and Chicago & Northwestern Heritage units as the train rolls south along old US Highway 66 at Elkhart, Illinois on a fantas... (more)
Lease unit slumbers for the winter.
Union Pacific Railroad South Local has a rare former Kennecott Copper GP39-2 on the point, as it passes the former BNSF GP7 owned by Elkhart Grain Company, on Tuesday morning Oct. 2, 2007. The 120... (more)
Far from hauling Bay Area Commuters, Union Pacific GP40P-2 # 1373 South leads train M BNAS (Manifest - Bloomington - Alton Southern) along former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio trackage at Elkhart, Illinois ... (more)
Sitting quietly, this former BNSF geep rests next to the grain elevator in the small town of Elkhart, IL. The unit came from the Northern Illinois & Wisconsin (NIWX) and has yet to be renumbered. ... (more)
Elkhart Farmers Grain Coopertave (formerly Welch Grain Co.) GP 7U 1317
A drive along the old GM&O main near Springfield yielded this meet with no less than 8 F-units on the point of the north and south long locals.