As UP 6310 continued to make its way around the CP, it was hooked up to CP 7018 in St. Paul and made for a rather unforgettable lashup on CP 286.
In a rather peculiar turn of events, CP SD60 #6222 was called to service for a Metra PTC test train. No one would've ever expected to see a SD60 hauling passenger cars!
As a line of thunderstorms approaches from the west, all is quiet in the small town of Malden, Indiana as ex-BNSF GP9u #1653 rests at the local Co-Alliance grain elevator.
On June 21st, 2020, the SD40-2F made its grand return to the midwest, in the form of CP 143 (CSX Q165). Up until this day, no one ever expected a CM&Q SD40-2F to venture out to the midwest.
Special Amtrak move #920 rolls past Morton Grove with the Empire Builder set that was damaged in an unfortunate collision between the train and a tractor in Montana on May 29th.
UP 1111 gets moving from a crew swap at Proviso Yard, opening up the throttle upon entering the Geneva Subdivision.
METX 79 leads train 643 over Camp Ground Road, which except for signs is non-existent after historic flooding along the Des Plaines River.
Two Metra F40PHs duel it out just east of the Park Ridge depot. One train is a hotshot express, while the other is a more typical all-stops service.
With a huge crowd of railfans, CP 6068 leads CP 198 past Norma on the UP Milwaukee Sub. No one expected CP's SD40-2s to ever end up on an intermodal train again in this area- until today.
CP 198 dives under Interstate 90 with a pair of CP SD40-2s up front.
After everyone raced out of Norma, many stopped at nearby Mount Prospect Road to catch the train again before heading towards... (more)
Metra 2143 flies past Morton Grove with a very colorful consist- 402 in the State of Illinois livery, along with 405 in Milwaukee Road colors.
CSX K814 slowly rolls into Bensenville Yard, approaching Scott Street.
It took awhile, but a CSX ST70AH has finally made its way onto the CP. This train will become CP 689 once it is in Bensenville Yard. Here it is rolling past the Tower B-12 signal bridge.
CN 3823 leads an intermodal down Byron Hill. The horses appeared to have been photo shy today.
The helper set returns going north down Byron Hill after shoving A446 up the grade.