2 - 3” inches of snow and 50 MPH winds over the Christmas Holiday weekend have scattered snow drifts all over the Union Pacific’s Troy Grove Subdivision. The Troy Grove Job has made it’s fir... (more)
The Troy Grove local heads southwest near McGirr, through the open farm-fields of Northern Illinois. UP GP40-2 1417 leads the way, followed by UP SD70M 4804 and a whopping two cars for Troy Grove.
A duo of UPY GP15-1s lead the Troy Grove local south through McGirr.
Given the right landscape, a train can look pretty insignificant.
The southbound Troy Grove local is usually a slam dunk in the afternoon and today was no exception. Here, the train is crossing McGrirr Rd just north of the BN X-ing on the C&I.
LPJ05 makes its return trip from Troy Grove headed north on the branch line across the farmlands of north central Illinois.