With spring in full swing, the first leg of DREIs wayfreight from Decatur to Terra Haute is seen here traversing the Embarras River in Camargo, with two SD40-3s sporting SD45 carbodies.
After a crew swap in Chicago, CSXs office car special high-tails south, seen here ripping through Cedar Lake on some former Monon trackage.
CSXs hottest train on the system rockets through Walkerton with its eye grabbing B&O inspired office car special.
With the spring sun beaming down on Chicagoland, BNSFs Joliet Local crawls by UD Tower in downtown Joliet, with a trio of older schemed locomotives. Santa Fe up front, Burlington Northern in the m... (more)
On a windy chilly afternoon, an engine quite familiar with this line, an IC SD70, rumbles west by the IC era R2 trilight signal outside Plato Center. With these older signals being wiped off the m... (more)
On a clear night, CNs L545 “Oil Local” flies through Lemont with a pair of GTW GP38-2s.
Nelson remains as the last town in west of Proviso with CNW searchlight signals still active. And with replacements laying all over town, the future for these historic signals is very grim. Noneth... (more)
Something not seen in the modern railroading era, that being a physical train order rolling handoff, occurred on the evening of April 11th. CNs former EJ&E “JB” Tower in West Chicago, IL, is o... (more)
After a 3 hour setback in Ottumwa, a combined Ballast train cruises over the Iowa River between Columbus Jct. & Fredonia with a 5 pack of standard cabs. These guys would then drop the leader in Na... (more)
In the vast sea of clouds, a small pocket of sun presents itself as a former Santa Fe dash 9 leads the 457 job towards the BRC, seen here ducking under Yackley Ave in Lisle.
In the middle of summer, with moments of sunlight left, one of the few IAIS GPs with PTC leads the daily BICB through Tinley Park.
On a hazy morning, UPs Southern Pacific heritage unit crawls east after holding for Metra rush, seen here between Maple Park and Elburn.
Fresh into the new year, a pair of rebuilds: an SD40E & SD60E, bring a long D36 south by the elderly searchlight signals outside Monticello.
The Chicago metropolitan area is known for having multiple fake springs, interrupted by freak winter weather. So to the surprise of nobody in the area, a freak blizzard swept across Chicago and Mi... (more)
After having just departed the State/Lake station above its namesake intersection, a CTA Green Line train scurries west splitting the canyon of buildings in downtown Chicago.