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.
UPY GP15-1 709 leads the Troy Grove local west onto the branch in De Kalb.
The Troy Grove Local continues its journey to Troy Grove as it rolls through the countryside. The pair of UP GP15-1's shine during that wonderful time called the golden hour.
UPY GP15-1 709 leads LPJ05, the Troy Grove local, south through Rollo.
After crossing the diamonds with the BNSF Mendota Sub, the Troy Grove Local's pair of UP GP15-1's open it up as they pass by one of the local grain elevators in Earlville.
The Troy Grove Local (West Chicago to Troy Grove LPJ05) is making its southbound trip down the branch as it makes way through the elevator in the small community of Rollo. A pair of venerable GP15... (more)
UPY GP15-1 709 leads LPJ05, the Troy Grove local, west through Cortland.
A duo of UPY GP15-1s lead the Troy Grove local south through McGirr.
A duo of UPY GP15-1s lead the Troy Grove local south through Elva.
A duo of UPY GP15-1s lead the Troy Grove local west through Maple Park.
A duo of UPY GP15-1s lead the Troy Grove local west through La Fox.
LPJ05, known as the Troy Grove Local, heads east through the countryside in Elburn, IL. A trio of UP GP15-1's, all of former Missouri Pacific heritage, have the short train well under control as t... (more)
LPJ05 makes its return trip from Troy Grove headed north on the branch line across the farmlands of north central Illinois.