While making a run to Des Plaines Hobbies, I decided to stop at Bensenville first. Here, Metra 416 shoves train 2242 back towards the Loop while outbound train 2223 makes a stop at Bensenville.
One of the hotter UP trains on the schedule, ZG2OA charges through Lombard on a 2° day.
Cold And Late
Amtrak 49, the westbound Lake Shore Limited blasts through Ogden Dunes, running over 3 hours late today. In the background, steam from the ArcelorMittal Plant in Burn... (more)
Holding The Crossing
Inbound train 2242 holds in place as it covers all of the crossings near the Bensenville Station as outbound 2223 slows for a stop.
Through The Parking Lot
The track layout on this line is similar to a model train layout. The latter part of train is crossing over Route 78, while 2814 is traveling through the pa... (more)
In a late January afternoon, CSX 2814 reverses back toward the Lehigh Line with a few tank cars in tow after running around its train in downtown Irvington. Th... (more)
The Rainy Interurban
South Shore 32 leads train no. 9 east, though the famous S Curve on 11th Street.
End Of An Era
...well for Maine Eastern, that is. M&E 18 hauls the last of the MERR equipment out of Center Street, officially ending an era of service in Maine.
With it's blaring K3L, M&E 18 returns east after dropping a tank car off for NS H-02 at Lake Junction. In a few miles, they'll divert to the left at Baker, back to the Whippany Line.
The Alco Across The Pond
What to do on a day off...
Pack for an upcoming business trip?
Hell, no! Of course getting up early and chasing ... (more)
Red Alco Delight
M&E 18 hustles through MP 15.1 with the first half the Maine Eastern equipment returning from Maine. Today's consist included an ex Amtrak MHC, the Adirondack and ... (more)
Amtrak ACS-64, 652, wheels a Regional through Edison on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
M&E 18 leads a tank car and a bulkhead flat east towards the Center Street interchange track in Harrison, NJ. This is the only freight service left on the old Lackawanna M&E Line east of Morristow... (more)
The northbound (Railroad east) Crescent rolls through North Elizabeth, running early today with motor 927. At this point, only eleven Toasters remain on the active ros... (more)
Not An ALCO
For the past few years when M&E supplied power for the Santa train, you could almost bet there would be at least one, maybe two C-424's bracketing it. This year the new... (more)