Out of time. A Ferromex Gevo rolls through the crossovers at Jacob, IL, on UP's Chester Subdivision. The cantilever signals that once guarded this control point have been decommissioned, th... (more)
The DPU of a northbound manifest freight drifts through Columbia, IL, on a warm summer evening. This train was one of many negotiating its way through the mess of traffic on the northern portion o... (more)
A northbound intermodal hotshot races under the signal bridge north of Gorham, IL, with a former SP AC4400CW on the point. This is one of the better looking ex Southern Pacific units on UP's roste... (more)
Who's railroad is this? KCS 4168, TFM 1654 & UP 9264 leads the ZLDYC-01 east past Ferromex 4077 near Columbia, Illinois on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision.
A crossing gate protects lonely Steppig Road as UP 6442 rumbles through with a northbound coal train.
A colorful consist of BNSF locomotives skirts the trailing edge of a thunderstorm on UP's Chester Subdivision south of Valmeyer, IL. The power consists of a brand new SD70ACe, a Grinstein green BN... (more)
A pair of consecutively numbered SD40Ns roll MASAS southbound through the soybean fields of southern Illinois.
The lowest numbered unit on CSX's roster, the Spirit of West Virginia, teams up with a BNSF Dash 9 to pull UP freight MASSH 19 southbound to Shreveport, LA.
A glimpse into the past. "Old" Valmeyer, IL, was once a quaint small town two miles from the east bank of the mighty Mississippi River. In 1993, the Mississippi flooded its banks in one of ... (more)
Cornfield Color. It isn't common for Union Pacific to put a GP60 on the point of a manifest train, let alone one still wearing Saint Louis Southwestern colors. Someone in North Little Rock ... (more)
A northbound UP freight wanders northbound at a leisurely pace as it prepares to hold south of ICG in Columbia, IL, for traffic further north to clear. The previously dull cloud cover is beginning... (more)
The Virginian heritage unit rolls across lonely Steppig Road in rural Illinois on its journey south to St. James, LA.
WP and MP heritage. The Western Pacific heritage unit has hot intermodal train ZG4MQ 19 rolling southward after a two-minute long crew change in Dupo, IL. The cantilever signal bridge, inst... (more)
The fall colors are a week away from peak as a loaded UP ballast train skirts the eastern bluffs of the mighty Mississippi River at Harris Road, south of Valmeyer, IL.
A Pine Bluff, Arkansas, bound manifest freight rolls southward through the southern Illinois farmland along the Chester Subdivision.