With slug 478 up front, IHB SW1500 1522 is working hard as it powers a Harbor transfer from Blue Island Yard to UP's Yard Center. UP SD40N 1651 is along for the ride and will be dropped upon arriv... (more)
UP 1158, with its Cotton Belt logo showing proudly on the nose, sits paired with UP 1133 on the engine lead at Villa Grove.
Due to flooding in Nebraska and western states, quite a few intermodals were detoured up the UP Pana and Villa Grove Subdivisions today. Here at Villa Grove, UP 8541 heads another 3 GEs and an EMD... (more)
UP LSB54 sits backed up behind a southbound grain train and a oil train that went into emergency in Villa Grove. Leading the Local 54 is a pair of EMD GP60s, UP 1133 and 1147.
After receiving a crew change at Barr Yard, a pair of Ferromex SD70ACe's make their way south down the UP Villa Grove Subdivision in Dolton.
UP SD60M 2441 leads YCH52 south through Dolton.
UP MYCAS halts just north of Villa Grove with UP 9445, a C41-8W, on the point. The train will await another in front to crew change before it will proceed on into town.
Note the "We Will D... (more)
UP 4122 highballs Villa Grove on the southbound ZYCSA as a Christmas Eve snowstorm lets loose over the Central Illinois area.
A nice set of power leads YYCCH through Dolton, approaching the diamonds with the IHB.
UP GSHDNA, a southbound grain train, gets back on the move out of Block after waiting for a track inspector. This train will once again ease to a halt just north of Villa Grove at "Garbage Du... (more)
While waiting for the LSB54 to arrive at the south end of Villa Grove yard, I decided to switch spots at the last minute. Bad choice. Maneuvering my way around the country roads, I see the 54 on t... (more)
A pair of UPY Gensets head south through Chicago Heights.
UP SD60 2217 leads a one car local south through Dolton.
A BNSF Pumpkin leads a short coal train down the old Missouri Pacific in Chicago Heights, passing a trio of CP SD40-2F's that are awaiting their date with the scrapper.
A trio of CP SD40-2F red barns sit in Chicago Heights awaiting their date with the scrapper.