I guess everything runs at night. Sat all day. One CN local, this thru freight, one CSX and the AMT/Illinois passenger runs.
THE SEMINOLE arrives in Effingham on a cold morning behind a GofG E8 and two IC E9A units. It is crossing the Pennsylvania Railroad's Panhandle Line here and the Pennsy's position light signals ca... (more)
Up 6618 slow's for the yard in Effingham IL.
Ic 1007 heads south out of the yard at Effingham after doing some work.
IC #2463 exits the yard at Effingham getting ready to rattle the diamond and head Northbound on the CN. It's getting harder to catch these Blue Devils now a days. The blue IC-sublettered locos are... (more)
Steel wheels banging across steel rail is a fairly common occurrence at the diamond in Effingham Illinois, Though the sound of trains loudly banging across the diamond in Effingham have come to an... (more)
Illinois Central 1025 Leads the trio of Deathstar SD70 locomotives along with 2 CP SD9043Macs and a UP SD4093mac headed to Mayfield KY to be in the CP ACu program.
A Canadian National Freight Train is seen here tied down in the siding at Effingham, IL, awaiting a new crew to take the Train south
Here we see a CN Southbound manifest splitting SE Effingham Siding with a CN ES44AC on the point.
Having finished some switching north of town the local is dragging its way back to the yard, stretching to the horizon.
200 miles south of Chicago, the RPCA Special swings off the Champaign Sub east onto the Effingham Sub.
The local switcher returns south to the yard after some industrial switching. Earlier they were towing the big BNSF unit for some reason but as the cuts got bigger they put it on line.
The southbound “Saluki” is making a station stop. That’s not revenue traffic on the rear. These trains drag three empty baggage cars back and forth day after day to activate CN’s signals... (more)
A Canadian National train rattles the diamond at Effingham, Ill., heading north on the "Mainline of Mid-America," the former Illinois Central. The tracks extending from the foreground ar... (more)