Very very rare! Usually EJ&E tactonite trains run between Eola and Joliet and in the winter. This train ran in the summer, from Waukegan to Joliet!
A stack train cruises through the small snow storm at Turner Junction.
An interesting find here sitting on the spur track at West Chicago. A Harsco rail grinder sits here un-manned but surrounded by UP MoW trucks.
Just another winter scene from Elmhurst.
An inbound Metra scoots toward the Cicero station.
First train of the day. A BNSf D-9 leads a pig train out of the self made snow storm.
Amtrak 96 banks heavily around the Belmont curve in Downers Grove.
As an Amtrak zips by, a Metra approaches the Belmont station.
Amtrak 88 screams past Belmont banking the curve at the 79 MPH speed limit on the race track.
Talk about a sweet lashup! CNW 8701 leads a UP C40-8, two ex. CNW's, and a rare UPY GP15AC!
We were at West Chicago for a good 10 minutes in the -10 degree weather. This was our sixth train! This was also the only train in good lighting that we didn't blocked by from speeding west bounds... (more)
My 50'th picture on railpictures.net!
Three EJ&E SD38-2 idle on track two in the snow, in the town of Aurora.
The stack train departs out of the yard heading into the snow storm.
An inbound Metra runs past track construction vehicles.
The UP mainfest runs past the track construction running three hours late.