Flying through central Illinois farmland, Santa Fe’s QNYLA (New York to Los Angeles, with Conrail, Q train) is about to slam across the rural E. 8th Road grade crossing just west of Leeds on June ... (more)
The fields are plowed and the crops are planted on this spring day of April 26, 1997, as a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight led by a pair of Santa Fe locomotives hustles through Leed... (more)
Amtrak’s eastbound Southwest Chief flies over a fill along a trackside pond west of Leeds, Illinois, on May 9, 1992. Powering train 4 is a pair of new GE B32BWH locomotives bracketing an older EMD... (more)
Signaling the end to another long summer day, the sun, diving towards the horizon, finds a small sliver of open skies allowing its golden glow to shine upon local L CHI1051 10A hustling 58 cars of... (more)
A westbound Santa Fe piggyback train flies across emerald fields of Soybeans west of Leeds, Illinois, on August 26, 1995. A pair of GE B40-8Ws bracket two EMD GP60Bs in almost-perfect A-B-B-A form... (more)
A westbound Santa Fe intermodal train slips past a partially frozen trackside pond west of Leeds, Illinois, on February 25, 1995. A not-perfect A-B-A locomotive set powers the hotshot, with GE B40... (more)
Three Santa Fe GE C40-8Ws sprint west with a stack train as it approaches a rural farm crossing west of Leeds, Illinois, on August 26, 1995.
The growing season has yet to begin in central Illinois as a Santa Fe intermodal train speeds westbound west of the hamlet of Leeds on March 25, 1995, powered by a nice matching set of Super Fleet... (more)
A westbound Santa Fe freight passes through Leeds, Illinois, on a sunny April 22, 1995. The train is crossing rural East 8th Road grade crossing, protected on the southern approach by this battere... (more)
20 years ago, Santa Fe was enjoying its last months as an independent carrier with Superfleet power and high speed intermodal trains racing between Chicago and California. ATSF 219 et al illustrat... (more)
A UP run through with a C44-9W, SD40T-2, & SD40-2 combo makes his way west on BNSF's Chillicothe Sub.