They're coming down! The second day in the lowered position, the soon to be gone CB&Q searchlights witness one of the last outbounds of the day. A movie crew tears down on the Columbia ... (more)
UP Chicago Service Unit special leaves West Chicago for it's first run of the day to Belvidere.
The "Brick-Gal" is finally on the move, sort of. It's actually pulling up about 30 cars so the conductor can walk the train and finish the brake test. An inbound commuter train heads for ... (more)
The engineer waves at us as the westbound Illinois Zephyr passes a crewvan and the 693 sent to resuce today's BRCGAL. See 33... (more)
"...and that'll do." A "rescue" ex Santa Fe Dash 9 hooks up to the BRCGAL. A crew van waits for the crew from the 693 to complete their work and give them a ride back to Eola. The BRCGAL ... (more)
An empty coal rushing down main 3 normally used for eastbounds passes a "rescue" ex Santa Fe Dash 9 waiting for its signal to continue east. The BRCGAL had engine troubles and was stopped between... (more)
A tresspaser with a bike crosses behind a "rescue" ex Santa Fe Dash 9, seemingly oblivious to the empty coal rushing down main 3. See Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)Location: Naperville, Illinois, USALocomotive #: BNSF 693Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 23, 2010
A smokin' outbound commuter train passes up a waiting "rescue" ex Santa Fe Dash 9 after making it's Naperville stop. See 33... (more)
The "De facto" switcher switches the coach yard, partially seen in the distance.
A surprise visitor makes its way east through the Belmont Ave work area. Notice the track panels on the left about to be used for the "new" temporary crossing in a couple of weeks.
An inbound train heads for the final stretch of its run and will terminate at Corwith yard in just a few minutes.
The sky after a severe thunderstorm creates an eerie orange cast over the soon to be reaplced CBQ signals.
A classic Santa Fe shot! After waiting for a northbound CP crossing on the IHB, an eastbound stack hustles for Corwith. Four locomotives running "elephant style" lead their train past what ... (more)
Can you see me now? A WB empty coal train reflects in a puddle left by the recent rains. There has been no more than three rain free days in a row since April!
There isn't just one train! The next group of commuters waits to board thier train as the next couple of trains are in the distance. The end of a surprise WB train can also be seen in the ... (more)