With one of the four remaining patched C&NW C44-9Ws trailing, ethanol loads thunder east along the former North Western main towards Chicago.
Eastbound stacker climbs out of the Mississippi river valley at Fulf road.
Eastbound coal train climbs the grade out of the Mississippi river valley near Union Grove,IL..
Five UP SD70M's along with the Olympic 2002 tucked in the middle lead a westbound manifest freight through the farmlands of northwestern Illinois.
A unit coal train climbs out of the Mississippi river valley in the early morning sun.
A DPU brings up the rear of a long eastbound stack train as it rolls through the Illinois countryside.
An eastbound manifest at Union Grove behind a pair of CEFX "insurance" units.
The UP heritage lashup with the 1988, 1989, and 1996 is eastbound with a long mainfest near Union Grove, IL.
A UP employee special with lots of domes tours the CNW at Union Grove.
Exhibiting indications of both its old and new identities -- CNW and UP -- 3068 leads a probable PRCB downhill toward the Mississippi crossing and Iowa in the late afternoon.
It's kind of like an SP... except with a yellow geometrical shape on the nose... A patched SP AC4400 works DPU shift on a coal empty from Wisconsin.
Some of UP's finest pose in western Illinois with yet another dead crew on the first day of 2007.