It was a hot, humid and downright uncomfortable day, but a British Columbia Railway C40-8M leading on the Illinois Railway required some documentation. It's on the point of a nice lash-up at Minkl... (more)
The US Silica Job slowly rolls down Fremont Street with a pair of former UP Geeps.
HBR 5008, IR 9238 and 7444 roll east through Sheridan, headed for Eola Yard.
IR 5 leads the charge, headed south towards La Salle, its final destination for the evening.
The "Rail Net" nears Zearing Yard, completing its trip from La Salle.
The Silica Sand Job heads back to the yard, it's leader looking good in its Fort Worth & Western paint.
HLCX 1027 and NREX 3333 bring their train to US Silica.
IR 5 leads the way back to La Salle, crossing the wooden trestle, located in the middle of nowhere.
The Rail Net crosses the wooden trestle, just northwest of Ladd.
The Rail Net prepares to bring its train into the yard.
104 departs out of La Salle, headed for interchange with the BNSF at Zearing.
On a beautiful, winter's morning, the IR's 104 Job crosses a wooden trestle in Spring Valley, passing over a lonely road in the woods.
GWR 5625 and IR 5 bring a cut of cars into the yard at Zearing.
After working at Zearing, the Illinois Railway's 104 Job heads back to La Salle, with its unique CF7/GP20 combo.
IR 7444, 9238 and HBR 5008 are all clear of Yorkville, as the throttle is opened up in the small, farming town of Fox.