The CNW heritage unit leads ZG2OA west by the CNW era coal chute and searchlights in Nelson.
Westbound Amtrak #5 California Zephyr reroutes on UP's Geneva Subdivision, shown here at Nelson, IL 3/23/19, due to historic severe flooding in western Iowa.
UP SD70ACe 8632 leads a auto train west under a CNW signal bridge in Nelson.
UP 2746 leads an intermodal through Nelson, past a coaling tower and searchlights, both figments of the past nowadays.
A westbound sand train is passing under the old coal dock at Nelson, IL
UP 5663 flies westbound under the Nelson coal tower
A pair of EMD SD40-2s led by Chicago & North Western No. 6871 thunders westbound under the concrete coaling tower that still spans the main line at Nelson, Illinois, on May 6, 1995.
A quartet of big UP locos haul a westbound stack train as they crossover on the mainlines under CNW signals in Nelson, Illinois. Locomotives:UP 8700 SD70ACeUP 7349 ES44ACUP 383... (more)
UP and NS power leads a baretable train through Nelson, Illinois and passes under the CNW searchlight signals at the junction. The remains of a CNW coaling tower can be seen in the background. more)
A pair of Union Pacific locomotives lead a manifest freight westbound through Nelson, Illinois, passing under the remains of a CNW coal tower that once served steam locomotives on the line. more)
I finally got one of these repainted "AC" leading!!! Here a Pleasant Prairie empty coal train passes under the classic coal tower at Nelson. This is a much better improvement over the wa... (more)
Tied down loaded Eastbound coal train sits in Nelson with its train split in 2. It will eventually depart in the afternoon making it only just East of Cortland where it will hold on the main for a... (more)
One of Union Pacific's afternoon "Birds" ducks under the impressive coal chute at Nelson.
CNW 6894 passes the tower in Nelson, IL on a brutally cold day in January of 1985. The tower is long gone but the coaling tower in the background still stands.