The stars aligned for a stellar consist on CP 273 to head west for the Mississippi River on a perfect summer day.
DM&E 6200 begins it's work at Davis Jct. IL before it continues it's trip to the Quad City's.
CP 273 is just starting it's work at Davis Jct, IL with a nice consist of power with CP 5018 CEFX 1055 and a pair of NS unit's as it makes it's way to Nahant yard in Iowa.
Westbound 273 train for Nahant creeps through Genoa almost 10hrs late. This train was recently renumbered from 473. Time are changing on the old IC&E especially with all the ICE 6400 SD40-2s going... (more)
This is where the old IC Gruber Line flew over the Milwaukee Road at Forreston. Today, just the embankment of the old ROW is left.
273 heads off into the sunset for Savanna.
273 makes a quick stop in Leaf River to pick up 2 and set out 1.
Westbound Bensenville - Nahant road freight hits the Illinois Railway diamonds at Davis Jct.
A trio of blue and gold SD40-2s lead 273 west through Itasca.
Westbound 273 Bensenville - Nahant road freight roars through Lanark with a quartet of SD40-2s.
273 passes the search lights at Ash Street shortly after departing Bensenville.
Westbound 273 train approaches Adeline as the Byron nuke plant can still be seen in the distance.
SOO 6058 heads under Rte 72 as it departs Davis Junction.
SOO 6058 West races across the rolling hills of northern Illinois.
Westbound Bensenville - Nahant train passes under the Elgin-Ohare Expressway as it makes its way through the western Suburbs.