UP 6930 sits on the steam leads at the end of a bright day under a fantastic sky. This unit has indoor track space paid up so hopefully she'll get a fresh coat of paint and live indoors soon. Mo... (more)
Less than two weeks on the roster with fresh paint the T&P 3000 picked the ADM switch in downtown Peoria. Three cars and the locomotive were on the ground. The 3000 is also the first loco in th... (more)
A tired cat rests on the blacktop infront of a locomotive on a warm spring afternoon.
Newly painted for the Peoria & Western, these two F units enjoy the sun along with another GP20 and the RS-3M #103. These are two of the three units currently in P&W paint and are rumored to be u... (more)
From a distance the first thing that came to mind was the C&O. The Peoria & Western scheme looks very good on these units I think. These are ex Algoma Central
Chicago Aurora & Elgin 308, a 1906 wood interurban car restored by IRM, pulls up alongside the raised "L" station for the very first revenue trip since the platform was rebuilt in 2006. Note the ... (more)
SP 1518 (The first SD-7 built) rolls an 8 car ballast train through Johnson Siding westbound. The train was unloaded along the mainline in preparation of surfacing work to the track.
Milwaukee 118-C leads a line of locomotives on Station Track 2 under the my absolute favorite sky. The overhead line poles along the mainline to the right pop out like popsicle sticks against the... (more)
The 3142 makes a revenue trip around the one mile long streetcar line. The mainline is in the background and the camp grounds in the background is a popular spot in the summer.
Stopped or not, this is what I consider stupid! The train took off just moments later to switch the IAIS interchange.
EJ&E 669 & 667 prepare to stop so an MoW employee can join the crew to help throw switches during the snowstorm. West Chicago Tower is the last J manned tower on the Western Sub. *This is the M.... (more)
IRM Passenger Train loading on station Track 1 for Kishwaukee Grove
BN-1 sits in yard 5 showing its battle scars in the morning light. The moon is still in the sky. All three of the BN's passenger executive units are at IRM.
IT 1605 and SP 1518 rest at Johnson Siding on a late September afternoon. The 1605 rarely gets outside, let alone onto the mainline, but today was a special day for this unit.
Freshly repainted CB&Q 9255 switches yard 11 in preparation for construction of a new storage barn.