NS SD60E 7030 tows the N&W 2156 west through Philo. The 2156 is heading back to the St. Louis Museum of Transportation after a 5 year loan to the Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke, VA.
Roadrailer 255 heads west towards Decatur, and then eventually Kansas City, Missouri
Manifest train 145 heads west in a parade of westbounds
A Norfolk Southern manifest heads towards Philo, Illinois, with a specially painted SD70ACC trailing.
NS 181, powered by NS 2522 and 7663, crests a small hill just west of Philo with my personal favorite, an NS SD70, in the lead. After getting cloud screwed in Philo, he was luckily going slow enou... (more)
Following closely behind a 34N 05, eastbound autorack/autoparts train M22 04 (Extra 122) works it way over a small hill just east of Philo, IL on Norfolk Southern's Lafayette District with a solo ... (more)
An NS autoparts train bound for Detroit passes through the small town of Philo, as it crests the infamous hill here. It may only be a 1% grade, but it's the toughest you'll see on this line!
After getting stopped for speeding and let off with a warning, fellow RP contributor Anthony Randall and I hurried to Philo to intercept some eastbound coal loads.
Blasting through Philo, the 765 continues its trip back home to Fort Wayne, IN.
The NS local out of Danville, IL, begins to pickup speed after meeting 55I at Sidney. The train is heading over to Tolono to do work, where this local will turn and head back east.
On a hot and humid summer morning in Central Illinois, NS's OCS train tops the hill at Philo, as onlookers wave them on.
Two SD70s grind out of Philo with a lengthy 272.
An NS autoparts train heads east past the silos at Philo.