The only one we ever saw on ATSF, I think. This is a fairly early version of the model. They had really nice lines.
Eastbound SP stack train blast thru Chillicothe eastbound. SP had trackage rights over the BNSF from Kansas City, MO, to Chicago, IL, via the old Santa Fe. SP 8688 was rebuild by MKM in January 19... (more)
An NS run-through stack train heads west at Houlihan's Curve. I have now posted photos of the 4 major US class 1's at this location--now all I need is KCS (possible, but not likely), CN (even les... (more)
Another in the parade on the Chilli subdivision.
A westbound BNSF stack train sweeps around Houlihan's curve on the Chillicothe Sub.
Iowa Interstate's Peoria Rocket trundles past the restored Rock Island depot, home to the Chillicothe Historical Society in Chillicothe, Illinois. Hard to imagine this scene 35 years ago, when pas... (more)
The Chillicothe Fire Department will be practicing extrication with this classic Camaro, as another classic passes with the Peoria Rocket on Friday the 13th.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
An interesting mix of power on this BNSF westbound manifest train.
A Santa Fe Chicago-KC manifest passes the high-wide detector westbound in the Illinois River valley. In a minute it'll wrap around Houlihan's Curve and climb out of the valley at Edelstein.
This ex-ATSF Dash9 still proudly displays the Warbonnet scheme as it leads another intermodal train across the Transcon.
BNSF 5475 races past the Chillicothe depot on a beautiful Summer day.
Another visitor to the BNSF Transcon.
A westbound pig train snakes through the S curve and under the signal bridges west of Chillicothe on a summer evening.
As this train was approaching the curve, I kept hearing it toot it's horn and didn't understand the distraction, until it and the helecopter came around the corner.
Judging by the appearance of this consist, the power planner for this train must have been a University of Illinois fan.