The oldest operating diesel outside of a museum in the country, NIRC SW1 1, leads the wheel job through Blue Island. It is pulling a string of retired former IC highliners.
Iowa Interstate 516 is on the point of an ethanol train as it waits to come off the IHB and head towards homerails. Meanwhile, a BNSF auto train waits at the signal to proceed through Blue Island ... (more)
Cincinnati originated train Q350 is in the process of making a setout at Barr Yard with a crazy lash-up. Leading the way is KCS SD70ACe 4023, followed by BC Rail C44-9WL 4642. Both units are one o... (more)
A gray KCS Ace and a BC Rail Dash 9 make for an interesting pair on CSX manifest freight Q350 as they work Barr Yard in Blue Island before proceeding to the BRC's Clearing Yard.
A pair of BRC Centurys are seen bringing a transfer south along the B&OCT to Barr Yard in nearby Riverdale. Tom Golden photo.
NS 9460 slowly makes its way south through Blue Island Junction as a fire begins to grow next to the mainlines. A short time earlier, a locomotive on a passing IHB transfer shot out some sparks in... (more)
CSX 5361 leads a Q train east through the bridges of Blue Island junction.
IHB SW1500 1501 heads light past the tower at Blue Island Junction.
CSX CW44AC 384 leads a priority intermodal train across the diamonds and over the Cal-Sag Channel at Blue Island, Illinois.
A CSX Road Slug set brings Y132 back to Barr Yard after working at BRC Clearing Yard.
Before heading to BRC's Clearing Yard, Q350 had some work at Barr Yard. The EMD lash-up is seen here, taking headroom at Chatham during the golden hour.
A trio of CNW/UP EMDs leads a rebuilt New Jersey Transit unit south toward the IHB's Blue Island Yard. Tom Golden photo.
Running long-hood forward, a CNW SD45 and UP SD40-2 bring a merchandise train south through Blue Island toward the nearby IHB yard. Tom Golden photo.
A Soo Line six-axle leads a pair of former ICG units that are now being leased from Helm. Tom Golden photo.
A pair of former Family Lines GP16s bracket a former B&O Geep on a southbound freight headed to Barr Yard in Riverdale. Tom Golden photo.