With a large lightning storm overhead, the Tuscola-based 200 job power sits quiet for the night.
Tuscola towerCSXT EMD GP16 No. 1823, still in the gray Family Lines System paint scheme, brings a westbound freight past the tower guarding the crossings of the Illinois Central’s mai... (more)
IC #1025 is moments away from slamming the UP/DREI (ex-C&EI/B&O) diamonds in Tuscola, Illinois with the southbound A408 for Centralia.
Seen near Tuscola, UP 1066, still in its Southern Pacific colors, leads the LSB54 local north towards Villa Grove. The storms had been off and on today as a front moved through the area. They sure... (more)
This morning's DREI 101 only made it to Tuscola and not beyond the diamond, as the UP had an issue with a train hung over the interlocking. This train had the diamond blocked for at least two hour... (more)
The snow is blowing over the rails and creating quite a scene on this cold, blustery day in central Illinois. A northbound empty wheat train enters the siding at Tuscola behind a UP AC4400CW-CTE. ... (more)
It may be mid-teen temperatures and 20+mph winds, but that isn't stopping me from braving the cold for some pictures! With a hefty (for the local) train in tow for Cadwell, Shelbyville, etc, the U... (more)
High and wide on the DREI, a transformer load bound for Newman Illinois passes through the small town of Tuscola Illinois.
WAMX 4234, the DREI's only 6-axle and a unit that rarely ever leaves Decatur Yard, leads westbound 101 over the diamond through Tuscola, IL. Due to engine issues with a few other units, expect to ... (more)
The 101 train prepares to depart ficklin yard after making a set out with a severe storm looms just off to the north.
DREI 101 pulls out of Tuscola and towards MP 245, with a ex-ICE GP40-2 and ex-NS GP38-2 for power.
Westbound Decatur 101 train died this afternoon and required the Tuscola crew to come and grab it. The Tuscola Local had work at Newman and after grabbing the 101, they picked up their local there... (more)
As the sun pops out for the first time today, CSX 4685, the "Spirit of Mulberry" and also in YN2 paint, leads train Q593 west through Tuscola.
A lot has changed since this picture. Th... (more)
WAMX 4002 and an ex-ICE motor are powering today's westbound 101, seen here a mile east of Tuscola.
DREI 200 pulls out of the A track extension to the main line as they prepare to head east to Newman with three empties in tow.