IC 1024 is wrapping its way around a curve just northwest of Decatur with train L554. The entire afternoon was dedicated to chasing this train from Clinton to Decatur.
IC SD70 1024 and CN C40-8M 2453 glide down the main at Swan with 171 cars of A417 in tow.
An IC "Deathstar" leads this CN manifest south as it crawls past Quad Graphics in Pewaukee
An Illinois Central SD70 still in its classic black & white paint scheme, on the point of A431, crosses the diamonds running from Mattoon to Decatur.
394 pulls by the CO-OP at Emmett.
This is Cereal City. 394 passes by the big two on the way in to CN's Yard. Seen it the background is Kellogg's on the left and Post Cereals on the Right. Unfortunately all out bound production is ... (more)
394's Conductor dismounts and walks to line some bad iron on way to CN West Tower.
After hiding behind the clouds for most of the morning, the sun makes a sudden brief appearance as a westbound roars through the small town of Kingsbury.
A pair of Canadianized IC SD70's lead a unit ethanol train eastbound on the ole' CC&P.
Loaded coal train coming into town off the Yazoo Sub. CN car repair shop is in the distance.
An IC SD70 shoves back onto the shop track to set out the GTW 6227.
Southbound CN loaded coal train coming off the Yazoo Sub. When was the last time you saw a GP38-2 on a coal train?
Eastbound NS #167 with an IC leading the way passes milepost 79