The silence of a chilly winter's morning is quickly interrupted by the unmistakable General Electric "chug" as four of BNSF's finest spit hot diesel exhaust into the air and echo their s... (more)
Two ex-Santa Fe SD45-2 rebuilds lead the Streator Flip through Edelstein back in 2017.
Back in 2017 we find a set of 5 units on this City of Industry to Global 4 Z-train as it passes thru Edelstein on the BNSF Chillicothe Sub. The BNSF is doing a good job of hosing this hot UP train... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound SOUTHWEST CHIEF cruises through Edelstein behind two GE units and an EMD F40.
An eastbound freight comes downhill at Edelstein behind GE and EMD units, There's not much clearance with those steel loads on the westbound train pulling uphill.
Only a short time after sunrise, the parade of eastbounds on the Chillicothe Subdivision continues with this intermodal racing through the cross-over at Edelstien, still protected by classic AT&S... (more)
BNSF 7683 leads a trio of BNSF H2 GE's on an intermodal heading west through Edelstein, Illinois under the Santa Fe searchlights.
Nearly half an hour elapses during this exposure as the landmark AT&SF searchlights at Edelstein beam through the receding fog and the stars and a crescent moon set in the sky behind the Illinois... (more)
Another view of the signal bridges at Edelstein, which appear to be nearing their final demise.
We have known for some time that the signal bridges at Edelstein were on borrowed time, but now it appears that their demise is near. A BNSF "Z" train crosses over from main 2 to main 1, passing ... (more)
Top Ten of 2017. With 2017 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.10. A major factor in choosing a location to view the total sola... (more)
Despite running across the heart of Illinois, the Santa Fe TransCon, now known as BNSF's Chillicothe Subdivision, is anything but flat. Trains traversing this line must climb and descend many stee... (more)
A NS "DC to AC" Dash9, followed by a CSX AC4400CW lead this autorack train on the BNSF transcon.
A westbound stack train passes the searchlights at Edelstein, IL.
A pair of BNSF SD40-2R's brings the L-CHI101, aka the "Streator Flip" west at Edelstein on its way back to Galesburg.