This is my last train of 2017. It was a rare one too. CN Q194 is seen here running north trough Du Quoin, IL in the late afternoon sunshine. Q194 usually pulls through Du Quoin in the middle of... (more)
Amtrak's southbound "Saluki" passes under the signal bridge protecting the north side of Du Quoin, IL. Leading this train was one of Amtrak's new Siemens SC-44s. While maybe more effic... (more)
"Blue-Flagged." As storm clouds roll in, a five-unit CN A432 from Decatur, Ill., heading for Memphis, Tenn., is holding just outside of downtown Carbondale on April 25, 2015, while a... (more)
During a brief period of storm light, daily Decatur, Ill.,-Memphis, Tenn., interdivisional freight CN A432 makes the climb at Cobden Hill with a pair of veteran GEs leading on October 2, 2014. The... (more)
Running long hood forward out of Du Quoin is the morning roadswitcher, with seven coal empties in tow for Carbondale on October 11, 2013.
A couple of railfans chat with the engineer of the southbound Illini before he backs the train around the wye at the north end of Carbondale to prepare for tomorrow morning's return to Chicago as ... (more)