On a sunny morning in downtown Gary, a South Shore BN coal crawls around town with a trio of CSS power at the helm. Due to the double-track construction project, from here to the power plant, will... (more)
After a setback on the BNs side, a late string of coal loads crawls uphill out of Chicago towards the Cleveland Cliffs power plant in Burns Harbor, Indiana. Todays train has a pair of SD38s sandwi... (more)
After initializing PTC just outside of town, CSS 805 charges into Gary, IN with a long string of NORX coal empties in tow.
With the fate of the NIPSCO power plant uncertain, these NORX coal trains may be a distant memory soon enough. With that said, on a sunny spring afternoon, one of South Shore’s NORX coal empties... (more)
Spring in Chicagoland, after a day of severe weather, the following day opened up 50s & sun, perfect weather for South Shore’s NORX coal empties to traverse the system. Todays train has one of t... (more)
CSS 805 rests near the shop in Michigan City.
A westbound South Shore Freight crosses the Calumet River as it heads west to interchange with the BRC.
CSS 805 heads light Westbound on 10th Street in Michigan City. While the street running on 11th Street is coming out very soon, the future of the street running on 10th Street is a little more unc... (more)
On the second to last day before the street running on 11th Street in Michigan City closes for good, CSS SD38-2 805 heads light Westbound into the setting sun. After many years of rumors of its de... (more)
Here is the pair of ex Iowa Interstate SD38’s that now belong to the CSS are seen here leading the Belt Job back to Burnham Yard. They are seen here just South of Chicago as they pass the Kensin... (more)
Michigan City CSS / NICTD yard and Shops scene. View west from the Roeske Road overpass. Photo by Jeff Stupar.
CSS 805 runs through the intersection at 11th & Franklin street in Michigan City.
SD38-2 805 is seen cruising down 11th street, on the South Shore Line, under NICTD catenary wire.
CSS 805 climbs up the hill at Parrish with 70 cars in tow for the BRC in Chicago. Here is where the CSS flies over the EJE.