For awhile it seemed like you could find literally anything on any local in NWI. Not saying it isn't still like that but this is a great example. Back in 2016, IC 1497, a rebuilt SW9, leads the CN... (more)
A pair of odd-looking IC SW14s perform a switching move past the signal bridge at the south end of Homewood Yard.
What I believe is the last active ex-IC SW14 takes the R98081 local across 99th Street on the old EJ&E Lakefront Line. The train will continue along Calumet Park on the "East Side" of th... (more)
Power on the east end of Kirk Yard, including a IC switcher.
Illinois Central SW14 1497 shoves hard back into Kirk Yard. Come July, this unit will be 64 years old. Still runs like a champ!
IC SW14 1497 leads the Whiting Local through East Chicago. EJ&E SD38-2 659 was picked up for the trip back to Kirk Yard.
The Whiting Job makes its way through the industrial area of East Chicago with a very rare Illinois Central SW14 in charge.
As sunset nears on April Fool's Day, a veteran Illinois Central switcher lets out some smoke as it leads the Whiting Local through East Chicago, IN.
IC 1497 and EJ&E 669 waits for a new crew while EJ&E 671 departs Kirk Yard in the distance.
A couple of IC SW14's takes a rest in the CN-IHB Whiting Yard while the BP - Amaco Whiting Refinery works hard in the distance. Part of the yard is undergoing rebuilding with Atlas trackage laying... (more)
Watching the reverse move after working the former EJ&E Whiting Yard. The IC SW14's are dropping like flies, catch them while you can...
As M338 awaits instructions at the office, IC 1497 brings a cut of cars out of the yard, while EJ&E 671 heads back to retrieve another set of cars.
IC 1497 & EJ&E 446, get ready to make up their first train of the day
An "SW14." I like how IC decided that there should be other locomotive designations like GP10 and SW13 and SW14. Very "Santa Fe" like.
Switchers from two of CN's most recent acquisitions stand in contrast in the morning sunshine.