Before the BLOL headed North for the day with their grain train, they brought some ethanol cars to the plant in town, and dropped some cars off in the NS interchange.
Passing a lone tree and country road, BLOL 7504 and friends are pulling on their empty grain train for points north.
An originally built IC GP9 pulls a grain train past the IC depot in Gibson City. They had just grabbed this unit train from the siding just South of town on the CN trackage.
BLOL 7504 was built as an IC GP9 back in 1957. Fast forward 62 years and here it is in a CB&Q inspired paint scheme shoving a grain train on the former IC Gilman Sub & past an ole IC signal. Crazy... (more)
An ex-IC GP10 rebuild pulls an empty grain train north on former IC rails to shove back onto the NS and onto the Bloomer Line's rails. The train will be broken up into parts and delivered to eleva... (more)
BLOL 7591 & BLOL 7504 lead grain loads South for the CN as they approach their home base of Gibson City, IL.
A northbound local on the NS Bloomington District approaches Gibson City under a beautiful December sunset.
Bloomer 7561 sits at Gibson City on a cold night.
Bloomer's high hood GP10 leads a cut of cars to the elevator for loading.
A pair of NS SD40-2’s lead NS D32 North Into Gibson City, IL through the farmland past an abandoned barn.
Bloomer Shippers line uses this Plymouth to work the downtown Gibson City elevator.
Steve Smedley photo
A Bloomer GP10 stands by in Gibson City.
Bloomer GP10 7549 rests for the night in Gibson City.
Bloomer Line 7504, a ex-ICG GP10 leads a grain train over ex-IC rails in the morning light after a line of severe thunderstorms passed.