A Burlington Northern E-unit leads a commuter train along the Race Track between Aurora and Chicago. Tom Golden photo.
Five brand new Amtrak SDP40F's 532-537 await pickup by the IHB Local at the EMD plant in LaGrange,IL......
UP SD70M 4049 leads a stack train east through LaGrange.
NS SD40E 6336 leads CP 686 east through LaGrange, ducking under the old BN as well as Ogden Ave.
METX 119 leads an outbound doubleheader into LaGrange as a high-speed Amtrak gains in the background, blaring its K5LA airhorn.
A busy afternoon along the "Racetrack" in LaGrange.
SSW switchers and ATSF FT's were trade-in's on the brand new EMD GP20's for both the Cotton Belt and the Santa Fe. The track these units were sitting on was the spur to Pielet Brothers scrap Yard ... (more)
CB&Q's triple track is now the BN (merger of the CB&Q/SP&S/NP/GN)as of 1970.....always an enjoyable place to be trackside plus just to the east was the IHB handling many Chicago RR's and of course... (more)
The Racetrack sure lives to its name with all the Deadheads and Express moves!
A tiger-striped GP50 leads a pair of SD40-2s on an intermodal train along "The Racetrack." Tom Golden photo.
With Moon rising Metra Westbound Burlington service train pulls into La Grange station.
BN 9901 brings a commuter train thru Brookfield, IL in March of 1986.
We're at the EMD LaGrange paint shop when the last CRI&P locomotives come out into the sun shine. As far as I know the 4300's were the last locomotives ordered before the bankruptcy. The 4300 will... (more)
Various Rock Island and MoPac locomotives at Pielet Brothers.