CP 7012 leads CP 281 through Des Plaines, past a colorful variety of flowers.
AMTK 161, now in Phase I colors, makes its inaugural run north past Morton Grove, IL on the rear of Empire Builder #7. The locomotive is headed to St. Paul, MN to be put on display for Union Depot... (more)
Metra MD-N outbound train 2153 makes its scheduled stop at Northbrook, running right on time.
Metra MD-N inbound train 2156 prepares to depart the Northbrook Metra station as an outbound 'scoot' approaches.
A BNSF coal train passes the shoofly just east of the Highlands Metra station with an ex-BN 'Executive' SD70MAC leading. This is one of only a handful of these that are equipped with PTC.
A friendly cow strikes a pose with a passing Chesapeake & Indiana freight train, which is using their single SD40-2 as the power for the day's train.
An extremely shiny CP 8177 leads CP 286 past Des Plaines.
This locomotive was recently released from GE (now Wabtec) after being rebuilt in Fort Worth, TX and went north on CP 475 to St. Paul,... (more)
CN A446 heads south past the Des Plaines switch with the IC 2457 in charge of the train.
IC 2457 leads a rather late A446 into Schiller Park Yard to set out and pick up some cars. It is rather interesting to see this C40-8W continuing to earn its keep in 2021.
L-CHI104's power moves to its train, giving quite the smoke show as it moves through the yard.
BNSF 5177 sits in Galesburg Yard after it caught fire somewhere on the road. Also hiding in the background is a Denver Road 'heritage hopper.'
An outbound 'scoot' overtakes CN U267 with the CN 3023 leading. This is 3023's first time running via Schiller Park since being repainted into EJ&E colors. Before heading north, they waited out ru... (more)
The Chesapeake & Indiana Railroad concludes 2020 after leaving 15 tanker cars at Union Mills for the CSX to pickup at a later time.
Yellow leaves, yellow signs and yellow locomotives? All three go well together as Metra's latest heritage locomotive brings a non-revenue train through Des Plaines.
CP 287 crosses the Duplainville diamond with a pair of CSX GEs leading.