Santa Fe’s hot 199 train roars through Houlihan’s Curve west of Chillicothe, Illinois, on June 20, 1992. Trailing the lead GE Dash 8-40BW in the all-Super Fleet consist is an A-B-A set of EMD GP60... (more)
A Santa Fe local freight highballs Chillicothe, Illinois, on May 18, 1985. Freshly-painted General Electric U23B 6337 leads up the motive power.
Hazy, hot and humid and Santa Fe's doing as only Uncle John could, out on the praire.
Low golden sun hits the reflexlite as a matched set of Gevos prepares to climb the east side of Edelstein hill.
Sunset approaches, a strong northwest wind pushes the exhaust from the DPUs over the train as it climbs Edelstein hill.
With the searchlight signals shining brightly, a matched set of motors leads auto racks westbound through the "S" curve at West Chilli.
The bad graffiti originally caught my eye, but I think unit 2 is the best catch in this consist.
CSX and NS power guide a westbound double stack over the BNSF Chillicothe Sub at Houlihan's Curve.
With dynamics whining, 4 ES44's head up an eastbound stack train down Edelstein Hill and under the signal bridge at West Chillicothe.
Westbound stacks cruise through the S-curve at West Chillicothe and begin to make a run at Edelstein Hill.
Three ES44's notch it up as they lead a westbound stack train around Houlihan's curve and up Edelstein Hill.
I think this was the EB Southwest Limited.
Conrail finally figured it out, railroad-wise and paint scheme-wise and of course they went away. The sill stripe made the paint job.
Being in the railroad equipment business was interesting but often we grabbed a shot when we could and pressed on the the next meeting. This is an eastbound on the ATSF.