RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 3986 BNSF Railway GE ET44C4 at Edelstein, Illinois by Nolan Majcher
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GE ET44C4 (more..)
BNSF Chillicothe Sub (more..)
Edelstein, Illinois, USA (more..)
November 09, 2017
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BNSF 3986 (more..)
Nolan Majcher (more..)
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Despite running across the heart of Illinois, the Santa Fe TransCon, now known as BNSF's Chillicothe Subdivision, is anything but flat. Trains traversing this line must climb and descend many steep grades and the hard working locomotives are often heard long before they are seen. One of the more popular locations on the line is here at the Santa Fe signal bridges in Edelstein. In this scene, a beautiful sunset casts a warm glow on the locomotives leading a lengthy eastbound intermodal train up Edelstein Hill while the end of the train descends the adjacent hill. Up until this past summer, many classic Santa Fe signals like these guided trains along this line, but BNSF crews have removed many of these classic structures, making this control point one of the last untouched locations on this famous route.
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