Traveled all the way from Texas to see this beauty and boy did i get lucky to see it setting in a prime spot for this roster shot.
A lone SD40-2 in an Illinois Terminal inspired paint scheme blows carbon into the air as it shoves 39 cars (38 Loads one Empty) back into the yard for transfer to the TRRA.
RRC 2301 started li... (more)
Respondek's Illinois Terminal inspired Illini Terminal SD40-2 2301 sits at America's Central Port in Granite City.
Terry Respondeks 'Illinois Terminal' inspired and painted SD40-2 #2301 basks in all its green goodness just before some bad weather rolled in. Big thanks to Mark Mautner for the help!
IT/RRC 2301 and RRC 1800 rest side by side for a night photo session, with lighting provided by Chris Guss. Thanks Chris!
Owner and operator Terry Respondek does a few touch ups on his baby; RRC 2301... A week after the IT green paint was applied, and with the help of 7 dedicated workers (including me and a few other... (more)
Respondek's 1800 continues its switching duties of Rivers Edge, while the IT/RRC 2301 doubles up 19 track to take 24 hoppers to Abengoa.
On a late April night, a severe thunderstorm passes by overhead while IT 2301 idles through the night. In my near five months living here in the Midwest, this storm was probably the worst... But i... (more)
IT 2301 shoves four hoppers back to double over onto track 19 as RRC 1800 spots up at Rivers Edge.
RRC 2301 and RRC 1800 run light down #2 track with guest engineer Sonny Sellers running and conductor and fellow RP contributor Mike Mautner riding the point.
With 21 cars in tow, job 203 comes to a stop under a beautiful puffy clouded sky.
Go green? A lonely John Deere rests while a much brighter green piece of equipment cools down before a day of photo charters.