UPY 700 leads the Troy Grove Job over Sleepy Hollow Road.
After waiting for one Eastbound train, UPY 700 has just crossed the BNSF Aurora Sub, and is continuing the trek to Troy Grove.
UPY GP15-1 700 leads the Troy Grove local south through Rollo.
UPY GP15-1 700 leads the Troy Grove local south into the town of Elva.
UPY GP15-1 700 leads the Troy Grove local south onto the branch in De Kalb.
After running the 70m behind the GP, Y700 accelerates out of Dekalb getting ready for the 40 mile voyage down the Troy Grove Branch.
LPJ05 approaches Triumph... where they plan to drop a few cars at the elevator.
UP train LPJ05 slows to a stop on the main in Triumph to set out and pick up some hoppers from a grain elevator.
LPJ05 rounds the bend, at a snails pace, as it approaches a red signal for the BNSF Aurora Sub diamond.
A GP15 & 70m, todays LPJ05, switch Triumph’s elevator... switching & setting out around 6 to 7 cars.
LPJ05 crawls around the grain silos just south of the BNSF Mendota diamonds... as the crew preps to set out a few cars here.
On a beautiful summer afternoon, LPJ05 flies thru Rollo, splitting the grain silos, with a clean GP15 & a SD70M..
As the rear of the train clears the diamonds at Earlville, the engineer opens up the classic pair of GP15-1's as the Troy Grove Local continues its trip to the sand plants of Troy Grove, IL.
After a bit of a wait, the Troy Grove Local crew receives permission from the BNSF Mainline Dispatcher and crosses the diamonds in Earlville, with the trusty pair of GP15-1's powering the train.
A pair of GP15-1's bask in the sunlight as the crew awaits permission across the BNSF in Earlville.