Route 47 traffic and Bloomer Line traffic paralleling side by side in Central Illinois. I’ve done this shot probably 3-4x now and I’ve never had such car traffic while getting my shot. Althoug... (more)
LTEX 3802 leads a Bloomer Line grainer into the curve at Sibley Illinois with an other LTEX leaser and a Bloomer geep.
BLOL 7591 leads a LTEX motor w/ half loaded NS grain cars down the scale track in Sibley, IL. This is where they’ll finish their loading before taking the train to home base in Gibson City.
BLOL 7591 heading South with a cut of loaded grain cars for NS. They loaded these cars half way to capacity in Cullom, IL and they would then stop in the town of Sibley to finish the cars off.
BLOL 7591 is approaching Sibley where they will finish loading cars before continuing to Gibson City
The day is nearing the end for this southbound Bloomer Line train. They had been loading all day at Cullom and are on there way to Sibley to top the cars off. At Cullom, they try to load two full ... (more)
BLOL 7591 curves into Sibley in notch 8 as the sun starts to set for the day
BLOL 7591 & 7561 leading a SB loaded grain train bound for NS in Gibson City. They loaded this section of the train up in Cullom, IL. They are here approaching Sibley where they will finish loadin... (more)
The Bloomer Line bringing a grain train from CN North on their trackage towards various elevators on their line. This train would shortly stop in Sibley to drop off a cut of cars & BLOL 7504.
Approaching Sibley, BLOL 7504 eases down to a crawl. Here at the elevator, the lead unit will be pulled off and used to load cars at the elevator. They are in the process of splitting this empty C... (more)
EMD 567 engines are barking across the Illinois countryside between Gibson City and Sibley as this fully loaded CN grain train pulls south behind a vintage EMD GP9 and GP10.
A 4 pack of EMD’s leading a loaded grain train up the grind out of the small town of Sibley, Illinois.
The class lights are lit and the two Bloomer Line's EMD 567 engines are in the eighth notch as Engineer Jones pulls this loaded grain train bound for the CN. They had just finished loading half th... (more)
A 4 pack of EMD’s lead a loaded grain train South on the Bloomer Line.
BLOL 7504 heading North in the morning light.