With only 12 minutes to sunset, a pair of EMD's leads #473, freight from Bensenville, IL to Nahant, IA. The leader is an ex MILW SD40-2 (206) and is 41 years old. My understanding is most of the... (more)
An EMD for CSX leads an all CSX consist on a CP ethanol load, with a hint of fall color starting. Power 4707,3071,8123.
KCS 4156 heads west into Davis Junction to perform some switching.
The KCS Southern Belle looks great as it rolls through Stillman Valley, passing the local grain elevator with CP train 473 in tow.
With the nine car pick-up almost complete, the KCS 4156 prepares to tie back onto its train at Davis Junction.
A sharp Southern Belle leads the way west on CP 473 at Kirkland.
Making good speed, 472 passes the grain elevator in Stillman Valley.
472 cools its heels as it prepares for a meet with a westbound 687.
472 approaches WSS Adeline with a nice lash-up.
472 nears Adeline with a pair of Pacman logoed SD40-2's and a KCS SD70ACe.
Daily freight from Nahant,Iowa to Bensenville,Illinois travels east along the ex MILW Chicago sub. Power KCS4811,CEFX1046.
As the sun heads for the horizon, CP 473 rolls through Kittredge with an old school lash-up. The train is 23 miles from a crew change in Savanna.
NS heritage unit on the CP Chicago Sub at Pingree Grove.
Crossing the What use to be the BN diamonds at Davis jct IL. Train 273 with 4 SD40-2's 1 SD60 1 SD40 Ex IMRL #208. (the last of the IMRL unit left in this area.
The stars aligned for a stellar consist on CP 273 to head west for the Mississippi River on a perfect summer day.