64R crosses from main 2 to main 1 at CP 367 on the NS Chicago Line.
South Shore train 608 pulls down from the yard for a set and release test. In about 10 minutes the train will begin it's journey to the Windy City. Patronage has been boosted by a free westbound r... (more)
18M Crosses the ex Wabash main from Detroit to Kansas City. CP 358 feature some of the last remaining G type signals on the Chicago Line.
An extra move of freight from Detroit crosses into Indiana at sunset.
31M head west thru Waterloo after going through a brief pop up storm.
Amtrak is back after a nearly 3 month hiatus due to COVID-19. After wyeing the consist for the morning departure, the crew walks back to the office to mark off. The crew told me that they are happ... (more)
One of two incline cars makes it's way down Mount Washington as Q349 passes below. Quite an ingenious design, both cars are attached to a cable pulley. Both cars work as counterweights, as one car... (more)
In the last light of the longest day of the year, a EB manifest streaks past the grain elevator outside of Waterloo. This was a nice way for me to end my Father's Day weekend trackside with my son... (more)
Q349 Cumberland, MD to East St. Louis, IL cruises west along the Monongahela River past downtown. The view afforded by taking the Incline up Mount Washington is worth the $5 roundtrip.
CP train 147 pulls past the Amtrak station in Elkhart for a crew change. After the crew change, the train will head for IHB's Gibson Yard in Hammond, IN.
NS 1046 leads a slop freight east to Elkhart from Chicago.
Amtrak's Capitol Limited pauses at Waterloo. The train has a more normal consist compared to the COVID shortened consist of late. Times are bleak for passenger numbers. The station Master remarked... (more)
NS 1070 leads 21Q west through Waterloo, as a my wife and son look on from the station deck.
The Wabash Heritage unit leads an eastbound intermodal train past the cemetery at CP 415. This lash up was no prank on this April Fool's Day.
The Wabash Heritage unit leads an eastbound intermodal train. The signal bridge in the background has since been replaced with the redesign of CP 421.