The Lafayette train pulls slowly out of the elevator track at Donovan so the engineer on the 701 can line the switch back. Then both sets of power will rock and roll south towards Layfayette with ... (more)
Well at 7:30 everybody grab an engine and went about getting cars moved. Here a single unit moves some cars around before teaming up with another crew to go get 20 cars together for the Lafayette ... (more)
With 45 cars and 3 units, this Lafayette train bounces, rocks, and rolls their way south along highway 52. The train is about 25 miles from Lafayette yet. This is small time railroading watching t... (more)
The 1st chore of the day for this crew was to run to St. Anne, IN, to pickup 25 grain from the Union Pacific. Now they are in Donovan, and with the local out of the way they will pickup all the ca... (more)
The local around Iroquois is working with engines on both ends to get grain picked up from Iroquois and Donovan for the Lafayette train to pickup. In a few minutes the Lafayette train will arrive ... (more)
KBS C420 #315 (former L&N #1310) and RS11 #301 leading their train at Iroquois Jct in Sept. 1989.
KBS 4101 at Iroquois Jct, June 1981.
Ex-KB&S 321 sits quietly at the grain elevator in Darrow. I was told last time this locomotive was started up, it caught fire so it now sits at the end of a stub track next to the KB&S main line.
Lafayette bound KBS 704 & sisters are ducking under the KBS former Milwaukee Road line to Danville, IL.
Rail museum work train with an Alco on the point.
Lafayette bound KBS 704 & sisters are crossing the TP&W diamond. There is still a lot of NYC nostalgia remaining on this line.
Lafayette bound KBS 704 & sister 706 have just crossed the TP&W diamond. There is still a lot of NYC nostalgia remaining on this line.
KBS 702 passes a huge windmill on it's way to Lafayette. This is just one of many windmills in this relatively new wind farm in northeastern Illinois.
Blast from the past! KBS 702 heads south past an old NYC whistle post.
Blast from the past! The KBS has plenty of classic railroading to offer. In this modern era of railroading, it is getting hard to find trackside props worth photographing, they all look the same... (more)