Its no April Fools here, that's good ole KCS power leading the CN M336 through Joliet on a beautiful sunny day.
The Byron Hill helpers are seen completing another assist up Byron Hill with an IC / BLE duo today.
After making a pickup from Joliet Yard which included two Illinois Central SD70 locomotives, M336 heads east crossing the Metra Rock Island district and Washington Street grade crossing.
BCOL 4614, BCOL 4617, IC 1025 and IC 1015 perform its switching duties at Joliet, pulling down to the East Joliet control point.
A pair of BC Rail Barns and a pair of IC SD70's grind uphill out of Joliet, bound for Kirk Yard.
A pair of BC Rail barns and a pair of IC deathstar SD70's take headroom at the Rock, as they switch Joliet Yard with M336. Lash-up of the year for me, no doubt!
A pair of deathstar SD40-3's shove hard up Byron hill.
IC 6202 and 6203, both deathstars with Operation Lifesaver decals, complete their shove of M336 during the golden hour.
M336 heads south up Byron hill as a pair of Illinois Central death stars lend a helping shove at County Highway B.
In sweet light, M336 waits to proceed southbound in Plainfield with an NS SD70 in charge.
A nice Illinois Central SD70 leads the way east to Kirk Yard, about to pass under IL-394 in Glenwood.
As the shadows quickly roll in, the M336 rolls through Flossmoor.
CN M336 highballs south through Monee with a very unexpected leader, in the form of a CSX SD40-2.
A CN Dash 9, a BNSF Dash 9 and former Erie Mining F9(A) 4214 hold at Normantown, awaiting a new crew.