The NS Illinois Division's Santa/Christmas Train with good friend Bill Crisp as engineer is about to make one of its many runs towards Illiopolis with Wabash 1189 leading on December 10, 2011. Bui... (more)
NS' Santa Train prepares to head back to the Roundhouse to tie up after a long day for its all volunteer crew. Tomorrow they will do it all over again.
An NS switch job, lead by 2 MP15DC's pulls alongside the Santa Special headed-up by a Wabash F7 from the nearby Monticello Railway Museum.
NS #957 prepares to depart Decatur with the last run of the day west to Illiopolis.
NS #957 rounds the curve at Wyckles Road with the 2011 Illinois Division Santa Train. After 4 years of absolutely miserable winter weather, it was nice to catch this year's train in beautiful Win... (more)
CN #6789 returns into Decatur with the annual Norfolk Southern Santa train.
Wabash #1189 sits idle as passengers load as two MP15DC switchers work the yard at Decatur.
Intermodal stack train 20T rolls past the Wabash Depot.
Old Illinois Central power hauling coal empties out of the CN Decatur yard.
ADM coal train crossing the diamonds to get head room before backing into the CN yard.
Working tracks near the old Wabash Railroad coal tower.
A pair of GP60's sprint back to the NS Decatur yard. NS 7123 & 7128.
Crowded CN Decatur yard.
The last rays of sun, before a morning rain, fall on a partially assembled mixed freight Q594 near the entrance of the CSX Decatur yard.
35N departs Decatur on Main 2 as #302's rear end disappears round the curve on Main 1. NS dispatchers call this "meeting one on the double".