After work yesterday, and before meeting a colleague for dinner, I had a little time to kill, so I took a side trip to BNSF’s yard in Eola, Illinois. I saw what I thought was a pair of leasers wor... (more)
An extended work assignment with frequent trips to the Chicago suburbs has afforded me the chance to explore the lines in the area in the late afternoons. I was surprised to see this refugee from ... (more)
ATSF 92 is one of five locomotives being donated to the Illinois Railway Museum by the BNSF. The locomotives were setout in the EJ&E interchange yard at Eola Illinois. Trailing are the BN 9920 and... (more)
A tiger-striped GP50 leads a LMX four-axle GE through Eola. Paul Meyer photo.
The North Coast Limited lead by CB&Q E8A 9947A at Eola, IL on September 10, 1964. The time would have been a little after 2 pm. The train is headed east through Eola Yard. Eola is a uninco... (more)
LMX 8595 switches the BN yard in Eola, IL in July of 1991.
In the innocent days before railroaders made extensive use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like safety vests, hardhats, etc., a Burlington Northern signal maintainer uses his athletic abili... (more)
BNSF 7350 prepares to bring drop off a few cars at the other end of the yard.
Four elephant-style Es lead the combined Afternoon Zephyr, North Coast Limited, and Empire Builder. In the summer under the CB&Q it was three trains but it (they) didn't have another summer. Tod... (more)
A faded out warbonnet C41-8W leads an ES44DC and C44-9W on a manifest train being switched out at Eola Yard.
I have no idea what those people down there were doing. The SD7 however was ex-CB&Q 309. The dinkey is inbound just minutes from leaving Aurora has a generator car on the rear.
Fly Over- CN makes good use of it's EJ&E by-pass route through Chicago. M342 jumps over a westbound BNSF Aurora Sub Scoot, at Eola.