The CN obtained trackage rights between Duluth, MN and Chicago, IL on the Burlington Northern. DWP power was somewhat common, but getting a 3 pack of SD40's was not. 5906,5909,5903.
UP ran an engineering special along the Geneva sub. It is passing CPY055, which is still protected by CNW searchlights and still uses codeline within the interlocking.
CN's daily westbound manifest passes this long forgotten depot along the Freeport sub. It is starting to fall apart, so its just a matter of time before this IC history is gone.
A clean fallen flag, BCOL C40-8M, leads CN's daily westbound manifest past this long forgotten depot along the Freeport sub.
A pair of NS EMD's lead a CP empty ethanol along the Chicago sub at MP57. Is was about 20 minutes until sunset.
Five EMD's lead this 8000 foot manifest. All five in notch 8 and sanders on to keep this monster at track speed. Power UP1948,UP2007,CP4432,CP4450,Soo4448. The SD40N's were probably taken at Be... (more)
With only 12 minutes to sunset, a pair of EMD's leads #473, freight from Bensenville, IL to Nahant, IA. The leader is an ex MILW SD40-2 (206) and is 41 years old. My understanding is most of the... (more)
A pair of ex CR dash 8's powers this CP freight train along the Marquette sub. This train is on the southern end of town and is about to pass under US 52.
A pair of brand new Tier 4 GEVO's leads this loaded CN ethanol train by this old Union Switch and Signal R2 style signal. One of the very few left.
The empire builder just started its journey towards Seattle, WA. It is passing one of the 2 remaining PRR style signal bridges left in Chicago.
An EMD for CSX leads an all CSX consist on a CP ethanol load, with a hint of fall color starting. Power 4707,3071,8123.
An ex BCOL GE leads this grain empty just south the Chicago's loop, near Chinatown. That bridge is the St Charles Airline going over Amtrak's Engine facility and mainline.
This is IAIS's daily Blue Island, IL to Council Bluffs, IA freight. Seen here passing, a beautifully restored ex Rock Island passenger depot, around 10pm.
Daily freight from Nahant,Iowa to Bensenville,Illinois travels east along the ex MILW Chicago sub. Power KCS4811,CEFX1046.