On a sunny afternoon, a classic Cascade green leader shoves the L CHI105 into Joliet Yard to begin its switching duties. The train is crossing the point where the I&M Canal and the Des Plaines Riv... (more)
Taking Chicago by surprise, one of the last BN painted GPs, still sporting a GP30 carbody, roars over the Des Plaines River in some beautiful Golden Light. H1 GP60B, H4 SD60M, & Gevos in trail.
While most Chicago railfans were enjoying Showcase Weekend at the Illinois Railway Museum, me and a few friends ventured down to Lemont, Illinois to catch BNSF local train M-CHIGAL. When we heard ... (more)
R CHI424 crosses the Mississippi River and the BNSF's Crescent Bridge, on its way to Barstow, IL. A GP39M and a GP50 make for a nice set of 4-axle EMD's.
Our chase of the R CHI424 continued into Bettendorf as the classic BN painted leader crossed Duck Creek, just before downtown. Originating in Clinton, the 424 runs as far as Barstow, IL. The cloud... (more)
As an eastbound intermodal leaves town, the "BN Clinton" makes its departure out of the ADM plant. Leading the way is Cascade green #2740, which is a GP39M on a GP30 carbody. It was grea... (more)
RP.NET's Nick Hart tells me that the 2740 was a GN GP30 built in 1963.....ran into him at Clinton,IA.today........I'm telling you I've learned more since I retired about RRing from watching the ph... (more)
The BNSF R-CHI427 going past a bunch of Western Illinois College banners along the tracks in Moline, IL.
Former BN GP39M 2740 leads R-CHI424 south through Riverdale, nearing the Quad Cities.
Former BN GP39M 2740 leads R-CHI424 south through Le Claire.
A BN GP30 crosses 55th St in Moline, IL on it’s way to the BNSF yard in Barstow.
Former BN GP39M 2740 leads R-CHI424 south through Bettendorf, passing the Isle Casino.
Former BN GP39M 2740 leads R-CHI424 south past a barge as it races down the Mississippi River and parallels Route 67.
"BN Clinton" lives up to its name with classic Cascade green in charge. R CHI424 heads south under the Iowa Interstate's Government bridge in Davenport, IA. #2740, the lead unit, is clas... (more)
BNSF 2740, a rebuilt BN GP30 leads the local from Rock Island, IL to the BNSF yard in Barstow. Here at East Moline is where the shared single trackage from Rock Island to Moline that is shared by ... (more)