The vintage pair of 1950s-built GPs are heading this loaded 90 car grain train through the town of Brocton with the train in tow for interchange with the DREI/CSX at Metcalf.
After loading different cuts of cars all morning, EIRC 1040 paired up to it's partner-in-crime, the 7565. They then backed south of town one final time for the last cut. After loading these 6 cars... (more)
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)
Something not seen too often, a pair of CSX six axles sit on the former Nickel Plate mainline after spotting a grain train off of the Decatur and Eastern Illinois Railroad. Also in the siding is a... (more)
Eastern Illinois Railroad units (nee CNW GP9 #1763 and PRR GP9 #7111) await their next assignment.
Took a stop by the Eastern Illinois Railroad Company's "headquarters" in Charleston, IL yesterday. Not expecting to run into anyone, I talked to their manager for over an hour about oper... (more)
One of my favorite rebuilds is the GP10 with dynamic brakes. This one was a Conrail unit at one time.
A pair of EIRC geeps make a run to the end of the siding where it will pic up a cut of cars and head north toward Charleston.
EIRC #4541 leads a CN interchange train south through Oakland Illinois.
EIRC 1040 backs down the passing track after putting away the cut of grain cars it has just loaded, while partner 4541 gets started on the next cut. 1040 will grab another cut and wait its turn t... (more)
Unloading a unit pipe train.