Other than a few scraggly trees and old code line poles, the landscape around Risk, Illinois, is pretty flat and bare. With 25 empty potash cars in tow, Bloomer Line GP10's 7591 and 7504 head sout... (more)
A pair of Bloomer GP10's near the wye at Risk with 28 grain loads bound for the NS in Gibson City.
After loading at Cropsey and Colfax, a 50 car Bloomer train is seen shoving into the siding at Risk where the three engines will run around the train for the trip south to Gibson City, IL.
The Bloomer backs around the connection to the old IC at Risk Junction.
A pair of classic, chinese red Bloomer Line GP10's sandwich an LTEX Geep as they shove a bean train around the curve at Risk Junction.
"Relics of the Past"
An old Wabash searchlight signal that used to protect the N&W/WAB and IC diamond just north of Strawn, IL, stands dark. This trackage is now part of the Bloomer L... (more)
The BLOL shoves on the loads to clear the run-a-round.
The Bloomer's road train gets off the ex-IC branch and onto the ex-Wabash mainline for the run to Gibson City.
The pair of Geep's split vintage Wabash search lights and battery boxes at the Risk Junction.
A Bloomer Line grain empty with three geeps heads north from Risk, Ill. to loading at Cullom, Ill.