A southbound high priority KCS stack train on the UP Springfield Sub passing the Phillips 66 lubricants plant at Hartford, Illinois.
A former Norfolk and Western High Hood SD40-2 and a N&W caboose work their way through Hartford Illinois to work the many refineries and industries in the area.
NS 1635 was built in September ... (more)
This stack train is passing by the oil refineries at Hartford, coming off the Springfield Sub.
Lincoln Service train heads southbound. The locomotive front looks a bit worse for wear! First photo submitted to RailPictures.net.
An NS crew has coal loads for IPL at Alton in tow.This train comes off the BNSF at St. Louis, NS crews deliver the trains to the plant and return the empties to BNSF.
The Schneider Train is picking up speed as he clears the plant at Lenox Tower about a mile behind him.All trains on the UP have a 10MPH slow order over the daimonds.This train will regain KCS trac... (more)
The Schneider National train blasting thru Hartford Illinois.The cut of non Schneider stacks on the head-end will be set-out at CSX Rose Lake yard in East St. Louis.The rest of the train continues... (more)
3300 and the MASPR rolls across the canal heading north to Pekin, IL where a Chicago crew will take over. Canon 350D.
Southbound at New Poag Road with the new goats UPY 2619 and 2620 trailing.
Wood River coal empties southbound splitting Hartford, Illinois in half on the NS Alton district. With the UP Springfield sub just 2 blocks east, MPRPB waited until until this train cleared the c... (more)
An SD40-3 takes a turn to Marion, Ohio. It would return trailing 2 days later. Hmm... unusual ditch light mounts.
The daily Conoco Lubricants switch job creeps through Hartford at 10 mph enroute to the plant. The crew will shove the seven mile trip back to Federal Yard in Alton with caboose 55 leading the wa... (more)
A group of road switchers enroute to the East St. Louis Terminal behind the 'borrowed for the weekend' Schneider power.
NS 5100 pulls molten sulfur loads from the plant in South Roxana, Illinois
Southbound on track 1 at New Poag Road.