Bloomer line GP9 7591 rests with 3 cars just north of Charlotte on the Bloomer mainline. This portion of the line is in the process of being rebuilt.
BLOL 7591 and LTEX 3802 finish running around their train and make their way back south to Gibson City with loads beginning the journey back south heading south out of Cullom, seen here passing th... (more)
After loading grain at a grain elevator a few miles to the north, BLOL 7591 makes it’s way back south with loaded grain hoppers to take back to Gibson City. The train would later tie down at Risk ... (more)
Route 47 traffic and Bloomer Line traffic paralleling side by side in Central Illinois. I’ve done this shot probably 3-4x now and I’ve never had such car traffic while getting my shot. Although, I... (more)
The Bloomer Line bringing approx 25 grain loads for the CN towards the small township of Charlotte, Illinois.
Bloomer Line's high hood GP10, #7549, shuffles cars around Gibson City on a cold, but sunny morning. 7549 began life as a New York Central GP9 in 1956. It then spent time with Conrail and was rebu... (more)
A North bound Bloomer Line train passing some codeline in the small farm town of Strawn, Illinois.
LTEX 3801 leading it’s train of empty CN grain hoppers North out of town.
A frosty sunrise illuminates Bloomer 7549 at Gibson City, IL.
Bloomer Line 7591 has just finished switching out plastic cars in Chatsworth and is now heading back towards Risk Junction with empties to be dropped off for the time being. After dropping the Emp... (more)
Bloomer 7549 switches out cars in Gibson City.
BLOL 7591 & BLOL 7504, a pair of Paducahs loading a grain train up at the elevator in the small township of Charolette.
The most stereotypical farm scene available. The BLOL 7591 leads a loaded NS grain train past a grain bin & grain auger seen from across a farm field. Hello Illinois!
BLOL 7591 leads a LTEX motor w/ half loaded NS grain cars down the scale track in Sibley, IL. This is where they’ll finish their loading before taking the train to home base in Gibson City.
The Bloomer Line passing an old depot in Chatsworth on their Northern branch that they acquired from the IC. The town of Chatsworth features the BLOL & TP&W. They do little interchange here.