A four-pack of CSX locomotives, led by AC4400CW #279, leads an eastbound BNSF manifest past the Rochelle Railroad Park on a chilly November morning.
Norfolk Southern AC44C6Ms #'s 4002 and 4004 charge through Princeton with ethanol empties bound for Mina, SD. These are the first NS DC to AC conversion units to get past Chicagoland, and are look... (more)
CP 472 arrives in Davis Junction with NS Dash 9-40C #8813 leading the way. It will soon perform its work and meet CP 2225, at this time sitting in the siding with a rail train that will head west ... (more)
CP 2225 and SOO 4409 lead a welded rail train in Davis Junction, IL, about to head onto the west leg of the wye. The SOO had been leading the train long hood forward as it laid rail out by Stillma... (more)
SOO 4409 unhooks from a rail train that had been laying rail out by Stillman Valley and prepares to enter the west leg of the Davis Junction wye, while the conductor monitors the movement on the r... (more)
One of UP's new Tier IV locomotives, #2649, leads a westbound manifest over 9th St. in Rochelle, IL, about to pass the railfans at the Rochelle Railroad Park.
After waiting for two westbounds to get ahead of it, BNSF 8378 throttles up to track speed as it hauls an empty grain train over Skare Rd. northwest of Flagg Center, IL, during the waning hours of... (more)
UP SD40Ns 1923 and 1818 tow a long string of containers out of Global 3 for headroom, about to duck under Thorpe Rd. in Flagg, IL.
CN 2139, a former Santa Fe C40-8W, leads a loaded ethanol train past the rustic depot in Genoa, IL.
KCS 4125 and CSX 7635 lead eastbound ethanol train #686 over the CP Chicago Sub through Genoa, IL, bound for CSX rails in Chicago.