What had to be the most extraordinary hi-wide move I’ve ever seen was what the INRD dubbed as the “Bucket Train”. The INRD had the task of transporting two dragline coal buckets from the Blackhaw... (more)
Three of the Nickel Plate’s classy Berkshire locomotives sit out their final days at Bellevue yard before their inevitable dates with the cutting torches. James Lennon photo. Barry Lennon collec... (more)
NKP #587 leads an excursion south towards Bloomington, Indiana on the Indiana Railroad. The train is pictured here on the far south side of Indianapolis.
DL-109 #623 with passenger train #21 pauses at Joliet station to load passengers before continuing west. James Lennon photo. Barry Lennon collection.
E7 #101 leads passenger train #1, “The Alton Limited” past the Bloomington yards and will be arriving at the station in about a half mile. The Subway Club in the background was comprised of two s... (more)
F9A #4210 leads the LTV's infamous "6-pack" up and away from the dock at Taconite Harbor just moments before the shadows engulf the entire scene. The F-units were running in the 3:00 pm slot this... (more)
Barry Lennon Sr. photo. Barry Lennon collection.
During the fall of 2001 the BNSF was performing a lube oil test using a trio of Santa Fe painted SD45's. The SD45's along with a Santa Fe test car were tucked in behind a trio of Oakway SD60's fo... (more)
Southbound mixed freight behind an A-B-B set of F7's pounds across the TP&W diamond while the tower operator gives the train the once over. The tower of course is long gone but the depot stands t... (more)
An A-B-A set of F3's leads a southbound mixed freight past the Dwight station. The engineer is poised to snag his orders from the iron man, which is just to the right of the camera. James Lennon... (more)
The morning after Thanksgiving finds SD9 603 leading an SD40 and an SD45 on this northbound going up the Marquette sub.
GP30 #520, still wearing its original GM&O paint scheme, leads a southbound out of the Bloomington yards past BN Target tower. The tower here protected the crossing of the ICG's Chicago to St. Lo... (more)
Trio of M-636's pulling through the loader at the Mont Wright ore mine.
GP30 #518 waits for its next assignment in the Bloomington engine pit while the moon rises in the eastern sky in this ten minute time exposure.
Illinois Central train I-11 coasts by the restored station in Galena as it heads west towards Dubuque, Iowa.