IC 1009, 1026 and 1033 are waiting for their next assignments on a very warm summer morning.
Sequentially numbered SD70's are tied up in the Yard in Joliet waiting for the next assignment.
Built by EMD in October 1995, Illinois Central SD70 1009 was delivered in the IC's black "Death Star" paint scheme. When Canadian National Railway purchased the IC in 1998, the roster b... (more)
Canadian National Freight Train M301 heads North through Swan Lake, MS. With IC SD70 #1009 in CN Paint leading CN SD60 #5429, CN C40-9W #2550, CITX SD70M-2 #142 & a CN SD75I
Eastbound M338 departs Hawthorne with a repainted IC SD70 in charge.
Portland & Western 663 meets empty CN Oil. CN has been running weekly oil trains to Willbridge Yard with all CN power. An article in NPR suggests that the strategy of shipping out of Portland and ... (more)
CN autorack/autoparts train M371 passes the 1918 Illinois Central station at Mattoon, Illinois with an IC SD70 doing the honors on its home rails.
The last thing I expected to see on my drive to Ohio for my summer job was a true Illinois Central train on its namesake mainline. Somehow though, it happened, and I took advantage of it by chasin... (more)
With thin, whispy clouds painted onto a deep blue sky, Canadian National auto train M371 flies down the Illinois Central with an appropriate engine doing the honors. Mix all of this with the mural... (more)
Death star leading CN 121. With an Illinois Central unit leading, CN 121 heads west through Montreal West, foregoing its setoff for CN 149, which has become rarer as CN 149 usually does not... (more)
The sun rises as Montreal-St Albans Vt(NECR) manifest CN #324 crosses the Richelieu River at the northend tip of Lake Champlain.
A new visitor to these parts was this Illinois Central SD70, spotted waiting in the Denver BNSF engine servicing facility yard.
CN 331 has cut off of its train and is running up to its lift on a parallel track.
2 firsts for me...an IC SD70 in great light, and an American Class 1 railroad on my home subdivision. Normally backlit on this 44 mile line, 331 heads through Hamilton, approaching Hamilton Yard l... (more)
IC 1009 leads daily M301 onto the north track at Bremner.