Riding on home rails for the first time in a long time, former BN SD40, now BNSF 1706, screams west through the small town of Hinckley with a long cut of cars for Oregon & Rochelle.
As dark clouds roll to the east, a small patch of sun pokes out from the clouds while BNSF R-CHI476 heads west out of Hinckley, Illinois with a SD60M leading a SD40-2 still in its Santa Fe paint.
A pair of SD40s, the leader bearing Santa Fe colors, fly through Hinckley with the Rochelle local in tow... bound for Eola.
The 1755, a former Santa Fe SD40, breaks the silence of the small town of Hinckley, IL. Today this veteran takes charge of the 476 job, bound for Rochelle, IL & Oregon, IL.
With an H1 SD40-2 and an H4 SD60M for power, R CHI476 heads west through Hinckley with tonnage for Rochelle and Oregon (Illinois, that is). This set of power has been ping ponging back and forth o... (more)
BNSF 9814 leading a train to Watertown, South Dakota on the BNSF Aurora Sub. This train sat at Cicero for about 24 hours prior.
-2 degrees out and i find myself in the Hinckley catching a freshly rebuilt AC44C4M which was a former C44-9W. Also in the consist is a CSX SD40-3 and Dakota and Iowa GP38-2. Made for a very color... (more)
Eastbound South Seattle - Chicago suck at Mored because the DPU ran out of fuel, whoops... After a 4 hour delay they ended up putting it in box car mode and hanging a marker.
BNSF 7446 leads a double stack train past the water tower in Hinckley, Illinois.
The Lackawanna continues its trip to the east coast, passing through the town of Hinckley.
A sweet leader on this westbound "Z".
Nice to get all green on the point of this train eastward at the elevator.
To me it will always be #11.
A pair of classic BN SD60M's and an SF GP35 hustle eastbound grain and ethanol toward the Windy City.