Come Hell or high water, she wasn't gonna move.
Illinois Railway's CF7 No. 5 sits on a trestle just east of Ladd, Illinois, as it slowly makes it's way to La Salle.
While waiting for Conductor Spika to set a few switches, Engineer Vahey checks out the inner bowels of CF7 No. 5 as it prepares to make the short trip back to La Salle with a cut of new hoppers.
Engineer Kevin Vahey works the throttle on Illinois Railnet 5 as it works it's way up a hill east of Zearing with a cut of cars that have just been interchanged with the BNSF.
IR 5 leads the charge, headed south towards La Salle, its final destination for the evening.
IR 5 leads the way back to La Salle, crossing the wooden trestle, located in the middle of nowhere.
After working at Zearing, the Illinois Railway's 104 Job heads back to La Salle, with its unique CF7/GP20 combo.
Illinois Railway 5 and Great Western Railway 5625 run light east through Ladd, Illinois, after taking a load of hoppers to the BNSF Mendota Subdivision at Zearing. The power is now returning to La... (more)
Illinois Railway CF7s #5 & 3 are assigned to the La Salle job. This job operates tri-weekly to the BNSF at Zearing.
The Illinois RailNet's CF7s rest by the riverfront in LaSalle, IL on an overcast afternoon. This is an HDR image, made from three digital captures.
Illinois Railway CF7 5 and Nebraska Kansas and Colorado RailNet CF7 3 pull into BNSF's Zearing interchange yard to make their set-out and pick-up.
Engine designation may be different
IRN 5 sits with NKC 3, two out of two of Illinois Railnet's CF7's, both together, how neat is that?
Illinois Rialnet units typically rest near the end of their track (ex-CBQ) north of Flagg Center.