As the moon sets over the Illinois farmland, illuminating a dense fog, the rythmic chant of EMD 645 prime movers on AMXAS 14 can be heard echoing through the night.
A Pair of old soldiers (SD40-2) head south on the UP Chester Subdivision with QASLI 19.
A dense bank of fog has decended on the Mississippi River Valley tonight, so dense visibility was down to about 700ft! This means that roll-by inspections such as this one must be done with the br... (more)
At around 0100 the conductor on 2214 steps off his locomotive to perform a roll-by inspection of the passing manifest. Train was QDYAS 12.
Northbound freight in the early moring sun under a rainbow
UP coal drag COVAT9 16 mingles with new corn sproutes, that will soon completely obscure the tracks, while waiting for MPIEW 22 to pass.
In a holdover from the past, the brakeman of 4958 (ASHASX 24) disembarks from his steed to perform a roll-by inspection of the passing train, this as a crew member from the passing train is prepar... (more)
Three big ACs lead this long GSAINT 14 out of Dupo, and will cross from 2 to 1 at "ICG."
A motley assortment of UP power on southbound MASNL 15 greets the power on a hot northbound intermodal as they pass.
Southbound coal drag CATOV9 11 passes a northbound mainfest with a nice leader, stupid UP shield . . .
Mick treats us to a SD90 with "wings", which I believe is not too common.
Empty Joppa train crosses over from 2 to 1. The one and only M.O. Walker is at the helm of this beast.
Grain heads south from Dupo.