H GFDBRC had a blue bonnet GP60 on the point of a pretty electric consist. I was anticipating it on M3, thus I was standing in almost the exact spot I was at for this picture. I saw the head light... (more)
The railroad with the unique nose hauls a Bensenville bound manifest (CL1 [?]) through the famous Blue Island junction. To give an idea of how active the line was, the manifest took 11 minutes to ... (more)
Blue Island to Evans Yard crosses Broadway, then backs up onto the spur leading into the yard.
300 files around the curve in Lemont passing a very attractive mural. I'm surprised my tripod didn't fall over when this guy came through at track speed.
Due to "Track sticking out" 5439 had to take extra caution while crossing 135'th Street (Romeoville Road).
8:03, wake up. 8:25, get a text about the oil local and the power. 8:35, I fly out the door and get right on I-88 to 355 South. 9:05, I park the car. 9:07, I get the equipment set up. 9:10 the oil... (more)
Who says geeps arent class EMD's? A trio of GP38-2's pull a massive (Land Barge) M337 north west through the poorly maintained track that is the Freeport Sub.
This years lineup stars UP 1995, UP 7372, NS 2121, IHB 4012, Cn and IC private cars, CN 103, BRC 564B, BRC 564, and CP 8800. Later that morning Metra showed up with METX 425, a bi-level cab car, a... (more)
Metra 614, one of only two currently operating Mera F40C's, storms out of Itasca only seconds after the ICE manifest came through.
"My medicine is kicking in. L5439 you have the signal to go north at Willow to proceed into Glenn, then Argo yards." 1 minute later, the signal turns yellow and the train flies through. Note the G... (more)
I knew about the two GE standard cabs on NSINTW, but my jaw dropped when I saw the Conrail slowly making its way around the curve.
Three H1 Dash 9's on one train, that's pretty neat.
Note the two private cars at the end of the train. The last car is a Louisville & Nashville car.