We happen to stumble into the Rock Job as we were heading home. The job had to wait for a northbound stack train at Lake Villa, and is now on the move south passing Cedar Lake in Lake Villa. This ... (more)
The BC Rail heritage unit leads the way of southbound train M356 at Lake Villa, along the former WC Waukesha Subdivision. It's seen skirting a frozen Cedar Lake, along Route 83. Get your ice fishi... (more)
CEFX 6020, a former SOO Line SD60, leads U767 north passed the replica SOO depot at Lake Villa, IL as snow falls to the ground.
Two zebras and a BC Rail make for a great trio of barns as M348 rolls south through Lake Villa.
Big Daddy Walks Away- Aftermath of CN GE and gravel truck mixing it up at 50mph. 335's Engineer walks away from his last disaster, no doubt looking forward to a few beers! Big Daddy happily retire... (more)
With the temperature only at a whopping 5* heat wave (-10 windchill) and my camera flashing low battery, I snap a shot of one of the best consist that I have seen on this line in awhile, IC 1010 (... (more)
A beautiful, unseasonably warm November day found me trackside in Lake Villa, Illinois along the old Soo Line watching a CN intermodal zoom past Lehmann Park.
You want power? 20-cylinder WC 7514, screaming south for Grayslake with Vulcan rock train U700 on the Waukesha Sub, and ~150-kilovolt high-tension lines run a parallel route here in Antioch. Unfor... (more)
WC 7514 leads the U-700 rock train south on the Waukesha Sub.
Rock loads to Grayslake
Sitting crewless on the main...