The rain and cold temps were relentless, but that didn't stop the dozen photographers on Route 72 from documenting the Royal Canadian Pacific business train, making its way west out of Davis Junct... (more)
BNSF SD70MACe 9734 leads CP 674 west into the siding at Genoa.
BNSF SD70MACe 9734 leads a sand train detour west near the small town of Forreston. These detours have made the normally sleepy D&I rather interesting as of late.
Annual run of the CP Holiday Train across the ex-MILW route.
Annual run of CP's Holiday Train across Illinois ex-MILW route.
This was a rather interesting day on the CP Chicago Sub...CP was running a day behind with the 473 manifest. So what they did is run the train halfway across the Chicago Subdivision and drop it of... (more)
CP 472 arrives in Davis Junction with NS Dash 9-40C #8813 leading the way. It will soon perform its work and meet CP 2225, at this time sitting in the siding with a rail train that will head west ... (more)
CP 2225 and SOO 4409 lead a welded rail train in Davis Junction, IL, about to head onto the west leg of the wye. The SOO had been leading the train long hood forward as it laid rail out by Stillma... (more)
SOO 4409 unhooks from a rail train that had been laying rail out by Stillman Valley and prepares to enter the west leg of the Davis Junction wye, while the conductor monitors the movement on the r... (more)
KCS 4125 and CSX 7635 lead eastbound ethanol train #686 over the CP Chicago Sub through Genoa, IL, bound for CSX rails in Chicago.
CEFX 1039 leads a colorful consist containing a KCS Southern Belle SD70ACe, and DME 6359, the Mount Rushmore unit west out of Davis Junction on it's way to Nahant, IA.
CP 6222 leads a light power move east into Genoa, IL on the CP Chicago Sub under the CN Freeport Sub.
As the snow falls over Northern Illinois, i find myself chasing CP 473 with a ECO leader. Here it is seen rounding the curve west of Davis Junction passing under the IL Rt. 72 bridge
473 climbs the hill outside of Genoa en-route to Nahant yard in Davenport, Iowa
With two freshly rebuilt NS SD60Es, CP 473 heads west towards Savanna. There had just been a pretty big snowfall in are area and that resulted in a 10ft high snow mound next to the tracks! climbed... (more)