CSX employees look on as detouring Q121 ventures onto unsignalled, jointed-rail 25mph (at best) track normally used only by locals and grain trains to Greencastle, there to regain the high iron. ... (more)
FEMA train heading south on the Marion Branch. As it happened, while waiting for this train I was listening to an episode of "A Prairie Home Companion" recorded in and focused on New Orleans.
Danville job crossing the North Fork of the Vermillion River.
Lafayette job crossing Iroquois River. "Welcome To Bunkum" as the nearby sign says.
Conrail paint leads on the Marion Branch, PRR signals on ex-NYC trackage.
Solid NS power blasts westward with a Z train as an eastbound recedes in the distance -- just another day on today's Santa Fe!
Lafayette job with fall colors!
Lafayette Job departs on ex-NYC rail while the Danville job finishes assembling its train on ex-MILW trackage in the background.
Eastbound grain train for Peoria passing Illinois & Mississippi Canal
GTW 4614, built in March, 1957; WC 7528, built 1971. A combined 82 years of freight-hauling experience at 50mph in Run 8! You should have heard it. Mendota Sub rules!
Holy Cow! Nathan M3 horns, CB&Q signals, and old-school EMDs, all in 2005! Mendota Sub rules!
Fresh Geep hustles 306 eastward, classic NKP signals abound here.
The line forms on the right, dear, now that Seven-Sixty-Jive is back in town.
"Ballast Express" boat chugs uphill with dimensional loads on the head end of train 35N.
This is a rather difficult location to get into. Luckily I found this gap in the trees!