GP50 #3167 and GP60 #167, both still wearing Santa Fe Bluebonnet paint, switch the east end of Clyde Yard as they pass by East End Tower. Aside from the tagging of 167, the paint has held up quite... (more)
A nice collection of EMD's bask in the morning sunlight at GM Yard in Hodgkins. This is L CHI104, the local from Galesburg to Hodgkins. Typically, the power on 104 handles the duties of the night ... (more)
BNSF GP50 3167 and GP60 167, both still wearing Santa Fe blue and yellow, team up to switch the east end of Clyde Yard in Cicero. In the process, they meet an outbound Metra train, making its way ... (more)
A pair of former Santa Fe geeps switch Cicero as a duo of BN geeps stand by.
Before 1996, nobody would have even given a thought to the possibility of seeing Santa Fe Bluebonnet power at the BN's Clyde Yard in Cicero, IL. Today on September 16th of 2020, we see a pair of B... (more)
Quickly following an all day hide and seek battle with the clouds for sky superiority, the sun, finding clear skies to the horizon, ultimately prevails and to the victor goes the spoils. Its prize... (more)
Right where it belongs on home rails, 1981-built GP50 #3167 leads the four day a week L CHI105 through Mazon. Still wearing classic Santa Fe blue and yellow, the 3167 has memories of hustling hots... (more)
With almost all of America in chaos, one finds peace with a Historic Relic, in BNSF 3167, a Bluebonnet GP50, leading a train over the Des Plaines River on a warm, near 100F degree, afternoon.
An eastbound BNSF local crosses the CN trackage at East Dubuque. The local is working out of LaCrosse and will stop here at East Dubuque to do interchange work with the CN. Cool old school consist... (more)
A colorful variety of power sits in the engine terminal in Galesburg.
A former Santa Fe GP50 rests in front of the shop in Galesburg.
90's streak...BNSF's famous L-CHI105 is led by yet another, god locomotive consist that consisted of three ATSF units.
The Ultimate throwback consist rockets out of CP Harbor westwards with a trio of Santa Fe units!
The 90's era consist is still working the Galesburg pool as CHIGAL departs Hodgkins on a sunny afternoon. Clouds were moving in fast, but thankfully the train snuck out of GM Yard without any issu... (more)
M-CHIGAL heads west down former Santa Fe rails behind a full Santa Fe consist.