This 7400-foot stack train sits tied down in the Oregon siding after the Blizzaster of 2011. The crew died on hours after attempting to run through the storm, hitting quite a few large drifts alon... (more)
The 4777 leads ZSTPCHC into Oregon after the Blizzard of 2011. A short time later, the DS gave the crew permission to violate the Hours of Service Law so they could get to Eola rather than tying d... (more)
The Savanna-Eola gets re-crewed to continue east.
A trio of H2 Dash9s lead the Portland Z over the Rock River.
We caught this westbound fast mover in the gorgeous afternoon light. Oregon is a hidden gem for railroad photography, still having a lot of the old time character that hasn't been modernized yet.... (more)
OmniTraxs' Illinois Railway job is seen coming off the Rock River Bridge at Oregon Illinois.They are using the BNSF mainline to crossover from a branchline on the southside to the Mt. Morris branc... (more)
Same direction meets are not all that common on BNSF's C&I line. Here a Savanna-Eola train holds the main while the DS runs an eastbound stack train around it on the siding.
The 1513 starts it's 4 mile journey to Mt. Morris, at 10 MPH it will be an easy chase, the nose bell is a dead give away of it's C&NW heritage.
BNSF 4554 leads a foreign visitor on tour of the Rock River Valley
BNSF 7482 still has that new Locomotive smell as it makes it's first eastbound trip thru the Rock River Valley.
A pair of CN SD40's lead a unit potash train across the Rock River.
1019 climbs out of the Rock River Valley at just west of Oregon.
A fast-moving westbound stack train crosses the Rock River at Oregon.
A fast-moving westbound Schneider stack train thunders across the Rock River at Oregon.
a Pair of NS Dash 9's pull intermodal freight pass GM 9002 waiting in the hole at Oregon, Illinois.