With two freshly rebuilt NS SD60Es, CP 473 heads west towards Savanna. There had just been a pretty big snowfall in are area and that resulted in a 10ft high snow mound next to the tracks! climbed... (more)
With only 12 minutes to sunset, a pair of EMD's leads #473, freight from Bensenville, IL to Nahant, IA. The leader is an ex MILW SD40-2 (206) and is 41 years old. My understanding is most of the... (more)
Eastbound Nahant - Bensenville road freight cruises across northeastern Illinois just after sunrise.
A pair of SOOs blast through Hampshire just after sunrise.
The engineer of Milwaukee Road train #226 has his trio of GP40s wound up good on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. The dust is kicking up from those trailing hi-cube autoparts boxcars bound for K... (more)
EB manifest DME 6094 ICE 6428 DME 6096 ICE 6429
IC&E GP40-2's 4202 and 4203 lead the eastbound Davis Junction to Spaulding local through Hampshire.
Hampshire, Illinois is as far east as this Extra East will make it, as an obviously tired crew waits for the taxi.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
Again the engineer takes it back to run 8 with an awesome smoke show through the high-and-wide detector at Walker Rd.
DM&E 6054 pulls the CCHU through Hampshire at a leasurly 25mph.
ICE 4202 passes one of the few remaining landmarks from Illinois pastimes as it trundles eastbound.
IC&E 4205, City of Ottumwa & IC&E 4200, City of Kansas City heads east towards Hampshire having just past the Detector at MP 53.1
The daily-except-Saturday local, the Davis Turn, thumps through Hampshire at a steady 30mph; returning to Davis Jct. after an early morning run to interchange with the EJ&E at Spaulding.
IC&E 6412 and DME 6075 (former CP unit) head west about to take the intermediate signal at MP 54.8