IC #1029 heads south along home rails through Hyde Park on Chicago's south side with L536 (Glenn Yard-Kirk Yard). The electric catenaries date back to 1926 when the Illinois Central electrified it... (more)
DRIR #553 shoves two cars up towards Iron & Metals along a heavily industrialized portion of Franklin Street north of the former Denver Union Stockyards.
Built in July of 1938, DRIR #553 was or... (more)
METX #425, Metra's tribute to the Rock Island, leads five engines and eight coaches back to the Rocket House for servicing passing 16th Street Tower, built in 1901.
UP #1430 rolls into the remains of Grand Avenue Yard to grab five cars out of the Chicago Tribune with two cars for Alpha Baking and a C&NW Bay-window in tow. This job has been abolished since.
NOGC #915 departs for Belle Chasse down Madison Street in Gretna, Louisiana with the Crescent City Connection looming in the background. This was formerly the Texas and Pacific, later Missouri Pac... (more)
IC #1025 is moments away from slamming the UP/DREI (ex-C&EI/B&O) diamonds in Tuscola, Illinois with the southbound A408 for Centralia.
BNSF #9885 leads NS 31K around CP 502 under dramatic skies. This is located at the heart of Inland Steel's East Chicago Works. The building to the right was Inland Steel's corporate office from 19... (more)
A trio of matching Arizona & California SD40M-2s lead M-MATPHX towards the siding at Castle Hot Springs, where the BNSF local awaits. Once the swap is complete,#4002 will lead the westbound counte... (more)
BNSF SD70MAC #9840 is on the rear of a loaded coal train that is making its way down the former CB&Q (FW&D) mainline through Texas.
Amtrak #350 is boarding at Hammond-Whiting as NS #2573 and #6920, the Veteran's unit, lead 18A eastbound on the Chicago Line.
IORY SD45R #9500, SD45T-2 #9400, and SD40T-2 #4071 are outside the Indiana and Ohio shops in Norwood on a beautiful July afternoon. That's two IORY units in SP paint, plus a third ex-SP motor for ... (more)
A surprise visitor made its way down to Chicago last October. AMTK #465, a Cascades F59PHi formerly assigned to the Pacific Surfliner. In the next few years, this unit will call Chicago home.
An outbound Metra transitions from 3 to 1 at Peck near Geneva, Illinois as it leaves behind the rural Fox River Valley for the big city.
UP SD70ACe #8507 leads MMCPR past Global III at sunset as it enters the city of Rochelle, en route to Proviso.