UP 1982 and 1983 sit on display in Rochelle, Illinois as a nice thunderstorm accumulates in the background.
Heavy morning clouds give me the chance to get a few half way decent shots of UP 1983 as it sits on display for Rochelle Railroad Days 2017 with sister unit 1982.
As storms roll in, the Western Pacific and Missouri Pacific heritage units sit on display in Rochelle, Illinois for the RR days event.
UP SD70M 5012 leads a stack train west under the new cantilever west of the diamonds in Rochelle.
CNW 8701 at Rochelle, Illinois
CREX 1405 is in charge of the daily NS train from Elkhart, IN to BNSF's Northtown yard in Minneapolis, MN.
UP 3016 & 3027 head west just outside of Rochelle, IL.
A SD40 leading an intermodal train? I wish, this is UP's Global 3 pull down job. UP 1818 and sister unit 1822 have a GEVO with them as they shove a cut of cars back into the facility.
Powered by a pair of Burlington Northern EMD SD40-2s, BN freight no. 142 rumbles eastbound by the depot at Rochelle, Illinois, on May 6, 1995. Unfortunately, the station was demolished in December... (more)
Adam Farence Photo
The past still lives in the present...
Heading eastbound with an SD62 and MNPPR in tow, UP 1996 shines in the morning sun.
With a couple friendly toots from the passing coal train, the pull down works the west end of Global 3 with two SD40Ns. The C&NW twins can barley be seen in the distance.
Work to replace broken rail is underway as a eastbound coal train passes by on the opposing track.