Bound for Canalport Intermodal Yard, UP's haulage rights train from El Paso, TX rolls into Chicagoland on tracks of the BNSF in west suburban Western Springs.
Awaiting a recrew, a NS to BNSF Northtown manifest waits out the night at their Western Avenue holding yard.
Q110 heads east, passing the old Tower and NKP diamond at Walkerton.
19K hits Hickory Street in downtown Warsaw. This guy is bound for Decatur, IL.
Spending the night in quiet solitude, the 4449 rests in between trips in the former Milwaukee Road Coach Yard in Chicago.
Heading out of Chicago, Metra engineer Rob Tellin pulls #2249 at dusk, bound for Elgin.
Leaving Chicago behind, a UP baretable transfer leaves the Metra Runner for Metra track #1 at CP518 with empties for UP's Yard Center. Amazing to see an unpatched Espee in 2009!
Heading out of town, Metra #2719 passes age-old sentinels and a manned interlocking tower. Elgin here we come! NOTE: Taken on Metra property with permission.
Preparing for an on-time departure for Fox Lake, the CUS carman takes down their Blue Flag Protection as one of Metra's Diesel Dinosaurs looks on. Recent power shortages due to rebuildings on F40P... (more)
Awaiting an 0200 recrew, CP train 891 slumbers the evening away at Galewood with the reflection of red LED signals on its' nose. Looks are deceiving, as this is really a coke movement for the Indi... (more)
Rolling nicely down Ash Hill, a WBD stacker swiftly curves into Ludlow at sunset.
Sinking its' teeth into Ash Hill, BNSF's Cadiz Turn heads back west for Barstow.
At sun-up, another WBD stacker heads through the desert, and starts its ascent on Ash Hill.
About to rattle over the BNSF's former Santa Fe transcon, CP's IC&E move nears Clearing Yard on the Belt Ry. of Chicago.
Crossing over from #2 main to the east connection, CN 347 heads for home rails at the east end of Tower B-12.