Grabbing on wet, leaf infested rails, Marquette's train for CSX at Grand Rapids rolls down through the Manistee National Forest in Western Michigan's backwoods country.
Decked out in the handsome blue and tangerine livery of the CNJ, NS coal loads head to market for Wisconsin Electric's Oak Creek Wisconsin Powerplant, seen here at rural Edgerton, Ohio.
On a warm summer's evening in Southern Indiana, various Respondek Rail units lineup for some night photos at the Rolling Acres Shops. The former Peabody Coal and Algiers, Winslow and Western relic... (more)
On borrowed time, Metra's Tower A5 witnesses the latenight passage of the Wisconsin & Southern's Daily roadfreight to the Belt Railway of Chicago's Clearing Yard. Future signal and switch upgrades... (more)
Passing beneath classic Pennsylvania position light signals, NS's intermodal from Mechanicville, NY to 55th Street Chicago nears its' final destination.
On a hot and humid summer morning in Central Illinois, NS's OCS train tops the hill at Philo, as onlookers wave them on.
After several hours of delays between Barr Yard and Yard Center, CSX's handling of INRD's run-thru Coke train from Minnesota heads south down former C&EI rails at my namesake town.
Running 8 hours and 16 minutes late out of their Glenview, IL. station stop, Amtrak #8 dashes through the Control Point at Morton Grove, IL. and out of the darkness, hell bent for Chicago's Union ... (more)
Old passes new: A Metra Westbound for Fox Lake rattles the old EJ&E Diamonds and passes the still-manned CP Rail Tower at Rondout. NOTE: Taken on Metra/CP Rail Property with permission.
After setting some cars and their rear engine off at Lafayette, NS 17K blasts past the quiet elevator at West Point, westbound for Decatur, IL.
Late a night, an Amtrak Chicago Terminal Crew takes a set of Hiawatha Service equipment into their 14th St. coachyard to replace their NPCU.
Ducking under what was once the "Metropolitan CTA EL" line, this structure is now just an oversized signal bridge for Metra and the adjacent Union Pacific as this classic F40C makes tracks for Elg... (more)
Rolling along the flat prairie this is central Hoosierland, RailAmerica's turn to Gilman, IL. passes some windfarms along the way.
While the rest of Franklin Park sleeps, a CP road freight for Toronto departs Bensenville Yard for the east.
Blasting from out of the darkness, a Metra West line train heads for Big Timber Road in Elgin. NOTE: Taken on CP/Metra property with permission.