A sunset and a clear.
Amtrak 390 sit in the rock in down town Carbondale, IL on the first night of December. This train will depart at 07:30 from Carbondale. The Cabbage car will lead the train to Chicago.
COER 1161, running engine light to the engine house in downtown Marion, IL. The crew was out all day and ready for 12 hours rest and come do it all again the next day. The railroad traffic has n... (more)
On a warm summer afternoon NS 9348 holds for an eastbound witch the conductor of NS 9348 had already lined the eastbound train in to the siding for the meet.
CN A43291-24 heads south with a " Blue Goose" and a SD60F, in Carbondale, IL. 60 years ago this would have been a Busy yard with Steam locomotives 5 rail lines all coming together and a big passe... (more)
IC 8071 a GP11, was built for the Union Pacific Railroad in 9/1957 and was sold to the IC after it life on UP for there Paducah Rebuilds. Now retired from service on the IC, 8701 will spend the... (more)
No trespassing on the IHB, in East Chicago I don't think a sign is going to keep people off the tracks.
BNSF 2814 a GP 30 leads the BNSF Beardstown local and awaiting a track warrant from the UP dispatcher to continue south.
After doing there station work in downtown Carbondale, IL they go north of town to wye the train and prepare for the 300 mile sprint to Chicago, IL. Amtrak 145 has been on this train for a few da... (more)
Not an often sight in 2014 any more, but to BNSF "executive" MAC's pass thought the small town of St Johns, IL on the Main Line of Mid America.
BNSF 1035 leads a Westbound stack train out of Streator, IL on a beautiful fall day.
Early morning yard job, the crew on the yard job goes about their duty's. After they have built their train they will head so to Champaign, IL. IC 1038 awaits permission to enter the A plant in G... (more)
As the sun sets in Tuscola, IL UP 6154 run solo south with a train of Automobiles an old SP locomotive.
After waiting for little over 2 hours for rail traffic to clear up an Westbound auto train lead by a UP SD70M gets the signal and highballs for Chicago, IL.