As the pair of Cotton Belts hold the siding at the south end of Pontiac, the Texas Eagle flies by on the main.
Passing the big grain elevator in Chenoa, the pair of Cotton Belts have clear sailing for the remaining 25 miles of their trip back to Bloomington.
The pair of GP60's head south out of Pontiac, preparing to take the siding up ahead to allow the southbound Texas Eagle to pass.
Heading south, the classic pair of GP60's highball through Gardner at track speed. The UP patch is starting to wear off, once again revealing 1943's original SSW lettering.
The Union Pacific's North Local rolls across the Kankakee River in Wilmington. A pair of Cotton Belt (SSW) painted GP60's provide the power, creating a very cool scene for 2014!
The UP's North Local shoves into the plant at Prairie Creek to make a pickup. In charge is a Cotton Belt (SSW) painted GP60, followed by a UP GP38-2. Built as the SSW 9662 in October of 1989, this... (more)
The North Local heads south through Wilmington, crossing the Kankakee River. Leading the way is a GP60 in classic Cotton Belt (SSW) colors. Big thanks to Tom Heher for the heads up!
With a new track warrant, the North Local is headed home for Bloomington, moving right along at 60 MPH.
After making a pickup, the North Local reverses back to the rest of its train. It would then head south for Bloomington Yard.
A Cotton Belt painted GP60 rockets through Gardner. About a half mile north of here, he hit the 62.8 detector doing 60 MPH.
After making a ten car pickup, the North Local heads south for Bloomington Yard.
As a southbound work train sits in the siding, a patched Cotton Belt GP60 highballs down the main, just south of Odell.
A patched SSW (Cotton Belt) leads the way south, on UP's North Local.
The North Local continues its journey back to Bloomington, as it rolls through downtown Elwood.
Heading back to Bloomington, the UP's North Local heads south out of Joliet, with a sharp looking leaser in charge.