Running errands in Springfield, I saw this westbound stuck by a train on the ICG at Starnes Tower. When I got back to Jacksonville, I knew - thanks to the fast running on the former Wabash line -... (more)
Pulling a couple of interchange cars around the wye from the N&W, the BN local passes the dilapidated remains of what was probably once a good rail customer. ICG's ex-GM&O/Alton Jack Line also cr... (more)
The NS OCS is eastbound on the Springfield-Hannibal District approaching Jacksonville after departing Moberly, MO earlier in the morning.
Under a bright blue morning sky, BNSF 6140 and a very clean 9076 shove on the back of an empty coal train at Jacksonville, IL.
SD40-2 3316 is silhouetted against a magnificent sunset as D31 speeds back east toward Springfield.
When I headed west to Jacksonville this afternoon it was to get past the thunderstorms and back into the sun. Imagine my surprise when the first train to show up on the BNSF was this Amtrak "Speci... (more)
NS SD70M-2 2700 shows off its brutish good looks as #145 rounds the big curve at Arnold.
#952 eases into the west side of Jacksonville. After a stop at Decatur, this extra will continue eastbound towards Detroit.
BNSF northbound local crosses over the NS (Wabash) diamond at Jacksonville, IL.
Westbound coal train C-NAMCEB3-28A with BNSF 4154, 4140, 5704 and 9838 (DPU) are passing MP 8 on the Beardstown sub almost to the town of Jacksonville
Cotton Belt power runs through on the former Wabash as SSW 9651 East hammers through Jacksonville, Illinois with an NS manifest.