Eastbound grain loads from Nebraska make their way eastbound over the former CNW mainline as a stunning sunset reflects off of a flooded corn field.
Eastbound grain roars toward Maple Park, Illinois shortly after the sun has disappeared below the horizon.
The Olympic units head west through rural Maple Park as they make their way to Global 3 in Rochelle.
The UP Olympic duo leads IG2G2 west near Maple Park
Continuing west through Maple Park, LPJ04 heads for the Troy Grove Branch in DeKalb with a trio of 4-axle EMD's.
Under a really neat sky, UP 7505 cruises through Maple Park.
With three feet of snow on the ground, a group a snowmobilers are out for a day of fun, but they must first wait for a eastbound Global 3 to 1 transfer to pass.
A Eastbound ethanol makes its way through Maple Park, IL in the final glint of light.
Doing a track speed of 60 mph, 5259 blows through the small town of Maple Park, IL on it's way to Rochelle's Global 3 yard.
UP 4284 east sits at Maple Park in the late evening light waiting to continue to UP's Proviso Yard ont he outskirts of Chicago.
CNW 8701 west rolls through Maple Park, accompanied by UP 3043 and UP 3300 (United Way).
The dynamic duo heads east thru Meredith.
Three locomotives that began their lives as C&NW 8500 series C40-8s find themselves working in a matched group, inbound toward Chicago on a sunny morning.
On the crawl east, stuck in stop & go traffic.
While out chasing the last C&NWs, the most unexpected meet ever took place. MCBPR-17 with the last C&NWs and a patched C&NW SD40-2, meet counterpart MPRCB-18 led by UP Olympic Torch unit 2001, Un... (more)