CN A497 rumbles through Mattoon Illinois bound for Memphis. A497 was lead by a CN SD40-2 originally built in September of 1973 as MoPac 807, and now serves the CN as 5366.
CN 5366 leads CN train A497 through the rural Illinois town of Pesotum. This particular A497 was 167 cars long and likely over 10,000 feet in length. A pretty good train for an over 45 year old SD... (more)
CN 5664 is the lead unit on this pair of SD75Is as the engineer has it in full throttle towards the town of Tolono. Another Illinois sunrise doesn't disappoint, dyeing the sky with hues of blue, p... (more)
Canadian National train A497 heads south out of Champaign, with an eclectic collection of power.
CN A497 rolls south at Hayes behind a nice set of four units. With the leader being an SD60, a rent-a-wreck in second, and a zebra-striped barn in fourth, this consist makes for a nice rainbow and... (more)
Southbound A497 rolls through the tiny town of Humboldt. An Executive SD70MAC leads the way on this colorful consist.
An Executive SD70MAC leads A497 south through the town of Hayes.
A BN Executive SD70MAC finds itself on the point of CN A497 as it rolls south by the restored depot in Pesotum, IL.
The engineer on southbound CN train A497 gives a wave as we pace him between Tolono and Pesotum. Leading the way is no more than BCOL 4644, a C44-9WL in the red, white, and blue paint scheme.
Two BC Rail units, a C44-9WL and a C40-8M, lead CN A497 south through Tuscola, Illinois. It's not often that you see two BCOL-painted units together, with there only being 26 units left in their i... (more)
Two BC Rail units, a C44-9WL and a C40-8M, lead CN A497 south through Tolono, Illinois. It's not often that you see two BCOL-painted units together, with there only being 26 units left in their ic... (more)