Due to flooding in Nebraska and western states, quite a few intermodals were detoured up the UP Pana and Villa Grove Subdivisions today. Here at Villa Grove, UP 8541 heads another 3 GEs and an EMD... (more)
CN A497 rolls south at Hayes behind a nice set of four units. With the leader being an SD60, a rent-a-wreck in second, and a zebra-striped barn in fourth, this consist makes for a nice rainbow and... (more)
CREX 1503 leads an EMDX demonstrator SD70AH south on train Q196. Here at Tolono, the train is seen passing the old concrete base of the station that once stood here, as shown on the left of the ph... (more)
Due to getting a knuckle right in the middle of the OS, train MVGDUX sits just south of Villa Grove with a 3-pack of EMDs on the head end. This train was put together here in the Villa Grove Yard ... (more)
FURX 5551 pulls a solid sized train down the old NYC in Paris, IL to serve the mill and eventually some businesses on the south end of this line. Paris used to be a pretty big railroad town with t... (more)
UP LSB54 sits backed up behind a southbound grain train and a oil train that went into emergency in Villa Grove. Leading the Local 54 is a pair of EMD GP60s, UP 1133 and 1147.
IC 1035 does the honors of train L531 as it passes under the elevator and prepares to blast through the small village of Pesotum. Aside from the CN unit, this was a very common sight to see throug... (more)
Westbound Decatur 101 train died this afternoon and required the Tuscola crew to come and grab it. The Tuscola Local had work at Newman and after grabbing the 101, they picked up their local there... (more)
As the sun pops out for the first time today, CSX 4685, the "Spirit of Mulberry" and also in YN2 paint, leads train Q593 west through Tuscola.
A lot has changed since this picture. Th... (more)
IC 1003, still in black, leads A408 south at Arcola on a blistery Sunday morning.
If you want to follow all traffic laws on the road, chasing a <50 car CN train south at track speed isn't very ... (more)
Two SW units sit along a shop south of downtown St. Louis. I am unsure of these unit's fate or what they are here for.
Union Pacific's LSE57 local heads south through the Cliff Cave County Park. Leading the way is a nice array of UP standard cabs, including a bruised GP60, SD40N, and SD60.
After picking up 53 cars and dropping 50 of them at Neoga, EIRC 1040 and HLCX 3834 rounded up the first two and last plastic cars for Hi-Cone at Charleston. Seen here at Trilla, the pair of units... (more)
The KBSR grain train is finally made its zig-zags and is on its way south to Stewart for loading at the elevator. It is seen here passing an old approach signal for the diamond at Handy Tower.
WAMX 4002 and an ex-ICE motor are powering today's westbound 101, seen here a mile east of Tuscola.