A trio of Iowa 6 axles are headed to Peoria on this day to interchange with the Tazewell & Peoria. Once at Limit Yard in Peoria, they will drop their 25 hoppers, and drag a loaded coal train north... (more)
Just like days of the old, a pair of EJ&E SD38-2's are seen barking down the old J Illinois River Line with cars for East Morris, IL. I happened upon some nice orange foliage to compliment the J's... (more)
The sun was really hit or miss as the Q NYCLAC negotiated the S curves of Lemont, IL. The NS 6920 looks real good, only 14 or so days old, I still cant't believe it made it off home rails and head... (more)
CREX ES44AC 1330 (Leased to BNSF) leads BCOL C40-8M 4608 (CN ownership) and Iowa, Chicago, & Eastern SD40-2 6457 (CP Ownership) on CN manifest M33891-03 as seen at the spring switch, about M.P. 14... (more)
A lone J SD38-2 rounds up a couple dozen empty coke cars along the steel mills of East Chicago and high balls back to Kirk in the late afternoon light.
IHB's Transfer to Burns Harbor rounds the bend ending IHB ownership and beginning its trip down the ex Conrail speedway... The snow really makes this scene pop.
Iowa 703 takes to Metra rails with a late running CBBI manifest bound for Blue Island. Thankfully, the new GE was in the proper position for this little chase...
The daily Kirk Road Switcher grinds across the CSX owned Monon at Dyer, IN with another pair of J's attractive orange EMD's. The moderate local just completed its work at Griffth and is headed to ... (more)
The daily Kirk to Joliet manifest thunders through "The Heights" with a pair of the orange monsters struggling to keep this mile+ manifest up to speed. Once in Joliet, if time allows, they will bl... (more)
Central Illinois 1206 debutes her new heritage paint scheme reflecting the history of the lines past. Decked out in CB&Q esque paint, this sharp little switcher will definately be grabbing railfan... (more)
A pair of lovely blue and yellow SD40-2's take this 2800 ft manifest west toward the old D&I. With IC&E's existance coming to an end (27 days today), this image means a lot more now then ever.
A pair of Canadianized IC SD70's lead a unit ethanol train eastbound on the ole' CC&P.
The re-crewed J Long West thunders west after receiving signal indication from the CN at Leithon.
EJ&E 300, the new Waukegan switcher power, spots a group of rock cars before heading back into Rondout yard to grab its train for Waukegan.
In a place where I fondly remember 5-8 IAIS Paducah rebuilds passing me in run 8 throttling out of Joliet, Sept. 2008 brings me a pair of DPU Gevo's in run 8 grinding out of Joliet... Quite the ey... (more)