A visitor to the prairies of Illinois teams up with a native Illinoisan today.
Illinois Central solid lashup heads for DuQuoin, IL.
Hey! Who put that yellow stripe on there? I guess since CN units have yellow stripes, that's what all of the fallen flags will get too, even if it is wrong and immoral. To see this unit before ... (more)
Nice matching pair of Operation Lifesaver units.
Now this is a heritage lash-up! An old Grand Trunk geep 38 and IC SD40-2 bring in the L54691 local. Today the train is delivering a brand-spankin'-new SD70ACe to the KCS at E. St. Louis. Canon 350... (more)
At the end of the day, like clockwork, the CN local rounds the curve at IL Rt. 157 and heads over the small canal. He has already gotten a warrant from Church Jct. to Mousette and will procede dir... (more)
I'm not sure CN's L54691 local can really be considered a local, sure it switches some industries, but it's the size of a standard manifest, and requires 2 SD40-2's to move it.
The CN-IC local, lead today by a pair of SD40-2's and a GTW geep 38 pulls to a stop at Mousette Lane. The Cotton Belt yard is full so they will have to go through the A&S, which means they will be... (more)
CN local L54691 22 runs by the Tilden water tower.
Southbound CN local L54691 22 winds through Belleville
L54691 29 at Belleville
Local L54691 25 heading up the bluffs toward Belleville, IL
CN local L54691 24 heading under the Highway 15 overpass in Belleville
CN local passing through small Illinois town of Swanwick
Local L54691 20 with 97 cars heads south through Belleville, IL