UP 1943 Leading an empty Business Special back to Council Bluffs
A reactivated UP SD90 leads a Westbound ethanol train on the former C&NW mainline.
Union Pacific has had the Southern Pacific and Katy heritage units on IG2G2, the Global 2(Proviso) to Rochelle, IL turn. Here they pass the "Red Barn" which is a famous place to shoot trains on th... (more)
Early morning traffic on the Geneva subdivision climbs up in to LaFox.
Metra 147 pushes its inbound train to Chicago on Metra's Union Pacific West line. (UP's Geneva sub.)
Fords & F40's: Metra 140 pulls its outbound train out of the Fox River Valley and past a Ford F-250 that it's owner parked right next to the tracks.
One does not often see four big units on a freight train in Illinois, but here is a nice exception. UP 7923 is on the point of an intermodal coming up out of the Fox River Valley.
Exhaust pours out of the 158 as number 63 departs LaFox.
Still notched out from the stop at LaFox, soon it will coast down hill into Elburn.
A 4-month-old GEVO awaits a green to Chicago, towing three new GO Transit and one new NJ Transit diesels. An empty westbound coal train whines by on the left.
A pair of GEVOs and an SD70M escort three new GO Transit MP40PH-3C locomotives (#s 600, 614, 626), as well as a new MPI MP20B-3 switcher bound for NJ Transit (#1005). Here they wait in line for a... (more)
The DPU on the "PLPR loads" passes Elburn bound Metra.
This scoot nears the end of the Metra line in Elburn where it will "turn around" for its next inbound trip.
CNW 8602 east in July of 1996.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO