The last sunrise of 2019 finds IC 9561 shoving a cut of cars into the maze of track at President's Island, while a fleet of trucks waste no time getting out of Memphis.
Having left several cars in the north end of the short siding at Memphis Central Station, IC 9561 is a former GM&O 741 running long hood forward with one load for Sugar Services nearby.
IC 9561 is a former GM&O GP38-2 (GMO 741) running long hood forward through downtown Memphis near Central Station. The flooded Mississippi River can be seen in the background as it flows under the... (more)
IC 9561 at Centraila, Ill.
Two CN-painted GP38-2s, from the IC and GTW, take CN R902 back towards Champaign Yard, having spent the past few hours switching the local industries on the spur, which required a caboose for the ... (more)
Work goes on into the evening with temperatures hitting the 90's.
Lined up for service in the CN yard are IC 9561, BNSF 5988 and CN 5758.
The folks in Emden are finishing supper as the Peoria Local rolls through with a healthy Monday evening train bound for Peoria.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
CN 9561, CN 217 and CN 6425 in Homewood, IL, working the south end of the Markham Yard.
CN switcher working Dubuque yard