It doesn't get much better than this on the old Santa Fe Transcon in Joliet! A pair of Bluebonnets, SD40-2 1614 and GP50 3167, lead Y JOL202 west past Joliet Union Station and UD Tower, two histor... (more)
It's always great to see Santa Fe blue/yellow rolling down home rails. SD40-2 #1614 approaches the Patterson Road crossing on Joliet's east side. It's in charge of Y JOL202, with help from fellow ... (more)
As Y JOL202 shoves east to the 51 Lead with Bluebonnet SD40-2 #1614, L CHI105 highballs west on Main 2 through the Kankakee River backwaters with a "unibrowed" GP50 leading the way. Wednesday even... (more)
Y JOL202, a BNSF local that runs from Joliet to various industries around the Channahon/Elwood area, shoves down the 51 Lead with a Triclops SD60M and an SD40-2 for power. As the sun heads for the... (more)
Y JOL202 thunders west out of Joliet with a fan favorite Bluebonnet pointing the way!
A fun, four pack of light engines heads west down Main 1, as an eastbound passes on 2. Leading is a Santa Fe Bluebonnet GP50, followed by a BNSF "Smurf" GP38-2, a BN Cascade green GP39-2R and a BN... (more)
Running west in the sweet evening light, Y JOL202 sports BN and BNSF Geeps at the front and ATSF and BNSF (Smurf) Geeps at the rear. A nice surprise!
The engineer cranks her into run 8 as these two Geeps smoke it up out of Joliet. BNSF has taken most, if not all of these EMDX's off lease.
Running ten minutes behind the JOL201 was the 202 with a pair of BNSF Geeps.
The 202 local heads out of Joliet behind BNSF 2001 and 2911 (BN).
A good looking BN leads the way out of Joliet.
Santa Fe and BN Geeps lead the way back to Joliet. These two sure did look good in the morning sunlight!
BN 3021, one of twenty-two GP40M's, works hard, getting out of town.
BN 2184, sounding off its perfect RS3K, leads SF 2223 west through Joliet, on the 202 local.
BNSF 2353 leads a Cascade green GP50 through Joliet.