A 1954 classic! The former Milwaukee Road 2048, now operating for Metra as the NIRC 3, makes its way off the St. Charles Air Line and onto the Rock Island District at 16th Street. Its train of thr... (more)
NIRC 3 shoves a work train over the Cal Sag Canal at Palos Heights.
Metra #3 (SW1200) has an unusual cargo, as the "Scenic View", "Tioga Pass", and "Hickory Creek" are in the yard on 6/16/2017. These cars were on their way to be added to the Joliet Rocket, which w... (more)
A bad ordered bilevel car was ready for pick-up at Joliet's Washington Street Coach Yard and NIRC 3 got the call to head west from 47th Street to retrieve it. The old Milwaukee Road veteran slows ... (more)
Metra SW1200, NIRC 3, leads 3 cars as it diverges from the St. Charles Airline to the Metra Rock Island District at the 16th Street Tower junction, crossing over CN's Freeport Sub. These cars, inc... (more)
Sometimes, the best catches are the ones that come unexpectedly. NIRC #3, an SW1200 that was built in 1954 as the Milwaukee Road 2048, leads three cars over the 1919-built St. Charles Airline lift... (more)
Action at the Rocket House! As a couple MP36’s make way out of the shops at 47th Street, NIRC SW1200 #3 goes about its duty as the shop's switcher, while NIRC SW1 #2 waits for its next assignment.... (more)
NIRC SW1200 3 sits in Blue Island with a work train.