Ridgely Tower's General Railway Signal Co. interlocking machine awaits dis-assembly only hours after the tower was demolished.
One Hundred Years and Counting: This 100-year old 90 pound rail still in active use on the Old Curran Pass shows the longevity of railway capital investment. The poor condition of the rail... (more)
Roster shot of Wabash F7 1189 as the first "freight" train of the day prepares to depart Nelson's Crossing for White Heath at the Monticello Railway Museum.
"Hogger" This guy is an engineer and has the tat to prove it. Curiously, though he is seated on the wrong side of the locomotive, at least when this shot was taken.
Close up view of new GP22ECO 5901 at Alto Tower. This locomotive is a GP38 rebuild, with an EMD 8 cylinder 710 engine kit replacing the original locomotive's 16 cylinder 645.
After spending a month in Springfield due to various issues/problems, the Columbia Star Dinner train finally leaves town on a KCS train, as SD18 60 looks on.
NS #099 passes over Lake Decatur behind an awesome trio of Nickel Plate, Illinois Terminal, and Wabash locomotives. The train is headed west to St. Louis for a series of employee specials on Sept... (more)
Signal 25 is lit up green indicating that the interlocking plant is lined up for a southbound move on the UP main. The taped over portions of the manipulation chart illustrate how much of the ori... (more)
Amtrak #302 goes "Old School": Amtrak #302 rolls past Ridgely Tower behind converted "Cabbage Car" F40PH 90222 still in its old 80's era tri-stripe paint. As I framed this shot, I almost f... (more)
Brand new Herzog RLMW2000A power unit 195 basks in the sun on the Old Curran Pass as it and its dedicated trainset of six stack well cars and an RLMW B-CAB await their next work assignment on Norf... (more)
Wabash F7 1189 gets a chance to stretch its legs as NS' 2011 Santa Train speeds west alongside old US Route 36 near Illiopolis.
Classic Tower/Classic Power: Two of I&M's classic locomotives, RS1325 30 and SD18 60, pass Ridgely Tower with a southbound Havana Turn.
The 31 enjoys a last few minutes of slumber before its next call to duty for the 08:00 Shops Roadswitcher.
SD39 1924 switches out a hi-wide load on the east end of the Galesburg classification bowl.
Ridgely Tower R.I.P.