This old beast was built in 1956 for the Norfolk and Western.It worked quite a few years for the KB&S hauling grain.It now works the Tate & Lyle Elevator here at Darrow.A guy here told me that it ... (more)
4 of the KBS's attractive Geep rebuilds lead 50 grain loads south past the headquarters and shops at Iroqois Junction.This train is running to Lafayette Indiana, the 2nd KB&S train of the day to L... (more)
KB&S 705 slows to pick up two cuts from the ADM silos at Swanington.
KB&S 705, now with loads in hand, power about 40 of them up the hill through Earl Park.
701 awakens the small town of Sheldon with it's Leslie RS3L.
After coupling all six units together, 701 leads the ferry move south on the old NYC main.
703/701/702/704 are headed west returning from Lafayette, IN.
KBS 703 + 701 lead grain empties south at Iroquois IL on 1 October 2008
At the enginehouse, 315, 318, and 321 await their turn for duty. It won't be today, unfortunately for me.
At St Anne, there is no run-around siding, just a facing point switch. So how do you switch this elevator? On the KBS, they split the power. 308 pulls loads out of the siding to start.
Westbound headed through Aroma Park in the early morning hours
The Lafayette turn cut of his train and now the Danville crew is tying on to the Lafayette turn's cut and will shove the combined cut past the crossing and call it a day.....such a neat little ope... (more)
Two trains about 3 minutes apart.....KBS' Lafayette turn is about 1/4th of a mile from the end of his day....
Shortline heaven....the Toledo Peoria and Western crosses KBS' main to Lafayette at Sheldon....
The cliche small town....grain elevators....dirt roads....and jointed rail.....