About an hour or so after sunrise, stacks & racks from Tacoma, WA, fly through Mazon awaking the town. Todays train features a handful of GE products, the lead motor being in the H1 scheme.
Locomotives representing three Class 1 railroads race east on the Transcon near Mazon, Illinois.
Approaching midday at the start of the rural portion of BNSFs Southern Transcon, a BN painted SD40 cruises east with Galesburg traffic in tow.
Screaming in notch 8 at trackspeed through the heart of Mazon, L-CHI105 flys west into the evening sun towards Galesburg with a veteran Santa Fe bluebonnet SD40-2 leading on former Santa Fe rails.
L CHI105 hustles west through Mazon with a trio of SD40-2's, the leader still wearing classic Santa Fe "Freightbonnet" paint.
L-CHI105 headed West in the definition of golden light. Can’t go wrong here!
A CP SD70ACU visits the BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision for the very first time in the lead featuring one of the hottest trains on the line.
An ATSF GP60 leading L-CHI105 West on it’s home rails of the Chillicothe Subdivision.
BNSF 2816 was originally built as the GN 3000 (GP30 class unit) back in 1963 and since then it has been rebuilt and gotten new paint 3x. This 58 y/o motor is still seen roaming the rails in 2021 a... (more)
A trio of BNSF H4 EMDs pull the L-CHI105 job past the bland refurbished Santa Fe depot in Mazon, Illinois.
On a warm sunny spring evening, 4 standard cabs team up to take the Chicago to Galesburg local west, seen here in Mazon.
A stack train bound for Topeka, KS flies west through Mazon into the sunset.
A scene fresh from mid 2000s, a pair of BNSF lettered warbonnets coast through the small town of Mazon, IL with a stack train for North Dakota.
KCS 4810 and an ace lead BNSF Q-ROBCHI into Mazon, Illinois.
A former BN GP30 rebuild leads Local 105 west through Mazon.