A Cleveland-Cliffs (SW8?) is seen pulling a pair of ladle transfer cars at the Riverdale plant.
A CSX freight, led by EMD GP15T No. 1515, works out of Dolton at Riverdale, Illinois, on the afternoon of March 19, 1988.
A South Shore detour crosses the Little Calumet River on the IC main line headed for Matteson, Griffith and back to the South Shore at Stillwell.
A CN to IHB transfer drops down the hill from the old Illinois Central Main before shoving back into Blue Island yard.
A string of CSX locomotives rest underneath a relic from a different age on the afternoon of March 19, 1988. This imposing concrete coaling tower that once loaded steam locomotive tenders with fue... (more)
IHB 4019 rolls past while working the east end of Blue Island Yard still sporting the old IHB livery.
IHB 1514 and 1504 waits for the next assignment at the IHB Blue Island Yard.
Ohio Central SD40-2 4023 leads CF&E FWCH WEst through Riverdale.
MiHB GP40-2LW 4020 leads a transfer to Yard Center East through Riverdale.
A pair of Conrail EMD SD50s power CR’s Elkhart, Indiana, to Illinois Central’s Markham Yard (ELIC) freight onto the IC at Riverdale, Illinois, on December 3, 1988.
IHB power waits for the next assignment at the IHB Blue Island Yard on a beautiful fall morning.
The day prior being my Senior Homecoming, I decided to look around the Riverdale and Blue Island area for some cool trains on a sunny evening to celebrate a successful homecoming. We got what woul... (more)
IHB 1501 one of the few remaining IHB SW1500's still in the orange livery waits for its next assignment at Blue Island Yard.
Z 149 pulls North on Thoroughfare 4 for headroom to shove back into CN INTL.
Chesapeake & Ohio EMD GP15T No. 1504 sits in Barr Yard in Riverdale, Illinois, on August 10, 1986. Only 28 GP15T’s were built and are the only GP15’s equipped with dynamic brakes—and C&O Nos... (more)