Stencils and spray paint. No, the picture isn't blurry. That's the actual "paint job." You could hear the furnace in this thing firing away, as the temperature outside was about 15 degre... (more)
A colorful set of SD40s takes a spin on the turntable at Barr Yard.
Waiting in the cold for the busy Dolton Interlocking to clear are two IHB yard transfers, piloted by IHB 1521 and IHB 1523.
A fine collection of power sits in the yard. Over 30 locomotives in the frame.
A pair of BNSF newest roster additions lead a train east on the CSX, they're awaiting the clearance of a stack train before leaving Chicago.
A not-so-common consist, these three GE's are providing the backup-power for the move from the connection at Blue Island; note the FRED.
CR Jordan Spreader 63636, CSXT Transfer Caboose 16632, and UP SW1500 1014... a unit eventually bound for LTEX... long story.
An eastbound CSX freight departs Barr Yard with a colorful consist. I just missed an over/under with the northbound CN freight crossing the bridge on the ex-IC.
The crew died, so they left their engine in the middle of street, on the only area of street running, which is about 200 feet if that...
An interesting variety of equipment sits in Barr Yard on a sunny December afternoon.
IHB 1521 and Power Booster Slug PB3 are handled masterfully by an IHB crew to construct a train.
CSXT 5311 ducks under the CN/IC and Metra Electric lines, heading east into the sunrise.
Awaiting a crew and clearance on the main lead around Barr Yard, NS 2653 idles with a CSXT C44-9W.
IHB 2923 and SD38-2 3863 get a once-over by an IHB crew member before setting to work on a Sunday morning.
IHB keeps a unique roster of units to add traction and power to its switching pool. Here is Hump Trailer #479 attached to IHB 1523.