CN 2180 leads an empty ethanol train West through rural Northwestern Illinois.
CN 5298 is notched out as it pulls the rail train up grade.
CN 5298 is just feet away from the Wisconsin boarder, as they push West towards Dubuque, Iowa.
The Markham Yard, IL, to Waterloo, IA, manifest train rolls west towards the next stop at Dubuque, IA. This train is running late do to a late departure out of Markham and weather related problems... (more)
After meeting X337 at Grant siding near Galena, IL M33891 continues east towards Freeport, IL where it will meet M33791.
You never know what to expect on CN's Waterloo - Chicago Daily Merchandise Train for power these days. Todays suprise was BNSF 5972, CN 5509, CN 5329, EJE 656. The EJE 656 would be set-out at Fr... (more)
Westbound M337 is heading west towards its next stop in Dubuque, IA.
In a rare daylight move these days, M338 heads east towards Freeport, IL where it will meet its westbound counterpart.
The Waterloo - Chicago local rolls northeast through the Northern Illinois countryside. Next stop is Freeport, IL.
The early morning light is enough to make the rails shine but not enough to light up the cut west of the M.P. 146.8 Detector on this hazy late August morning.
Daily local from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL heads east towards Freeport. Last work was at Dubuque, IA.
Long-distance local from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL heads east through Northern Illinois farmland.
For photo number 2500, I decided to go back in time and post an image of my favorite railroad and engine - the IC SD70!
Unit Ethanol Train heading east through Northern Illinois corn country.
Regular Merchandise Train from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL. (Canon EOS20D, 300mm f/4.0L IS USM)