Mixed freight 301 heading south to Tayorville & Granite City at BD Junction.
NS 301 eases down to the south end of Midway siding to wait for a trio of northbounds, the first of which was NS 240, followed by NS 32Q and 301's counterpart train NS 302.
Three locomotives but only 9 cars on a short NS 301.
Rumbling over Oakland Avenue at Millikin University.
Making the turn south with a mixed freight on a run from Decatur to Granite City.
Swinging south mixed freight 301 crosses through the Millikin University campus.
NS 301 slips under the Route 51 bypass. It is picking up speed at BD Junction after waiting on a northbound NS coal train. Ex. SOO, Ex. INRD.
An ex Soo locomotive, now a lease unit, brings NS 301 south through Decatur on its way to Granite City. Ex. SOO 6006. Ex. INRD.
Operation Lifesaver locomotive takes 301 through the campus of Millikin University on the way to Granite City.
NS 301 breezes past the signals at BD Junction on the way to Granite City.
Kicking up leaves on the cross over from double to single track.
Decatur to Granite City mixed freight shoots past the elevators in Taylorville.
Mixed freight 301 splits the signals at the WABIC diamonds.
Mixed freight, NS 301 to Granite City, picks up speed after waiting on a northbound.
After holding in the yard, waiting on a bridge reconstruction project to clear the tracks, NS 301 begins its trip exiting Decatur.