NS 2680, a recently re-activated SD70M-2, meets NS 8098 as it leads a westbound oil train through Rochelle, IL. One would normally see this kind of meet out east somewhere, but today this is happe... (more)
Due to a severe CPKC derailment in Reeseville, WI, Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder was forced to detour over the BNSF Aurora Subdivision for the first time in many years, and the first time over... (more)
First catch of the day on my first visit to Rochelle. Eastbound gran cars with a fakebonnet second out.
Widening the throttle out of Rochelle: A pair of Burlington Northern EMD SD9s intensify their chant as they pull a welded rail train over the Union pacific (former Chicago & North Western) diamond... (more)
CSX's Law Enforcement unit leads a empty ethenol train West past the old CNW depot in Rochelle.
BN GP39M 2804 heads east as it's about to hit the diamond at Rochelle. The 2804 is somewhat interesting in regards to GP30's. It was one of eight GP30's built for the SP as their 7402.
On the afternoon of December 28, 1995, a Burlington Northern local freight, arrives at Rochelle, Illinois. The “caboose hop” is powered by BN GP9 No. 1977, a former Spokane, Portland & Seattle... (more)
KCS 4009, a Kansas City Southern SD70ACe dubbed the "Saluting KCS Heroes" unit, leads an empty UP grain train bound for Evansville, WI past the Rochelle Railroad Park. The unit, per KCS,... (more)
BNSF 617 (AC44C4M), a former Warbonnet, leads a westbound baretable train through Rochelle, IL.
UP 8327, one of the few SD70ACes repainted without the American flag on the flank, leads a stack train out of Global 3 in Rochelle, IL.
An impressive 10 unit lashup, including three standard cabs, a CP rebuild, and an SD90/43AC, lead an eastbound UP manifest past the Rochelle Railroad Park.
At 12:07 p.m. on March 31, 1997, an eastbound Union Pacific freight approaches Rochelle, Illinois, led by an out of the ordinary EMD locomotive consist. Home-road C&NW SD40-2 No. 6817 is followed ... (more)
BNSF 6766 leads a intermodal West through Rochelle.
UP 8142 leads a rainbow consist on an eastbound manifest past the Rochelle Railroad Park on a beautiful May morning.
UP's Olympic duo leads intermodal train IG2G2 into Rochelle, the pair looking crisp in the November sunlight after having been repainted in UP's North Little Rock shops several weeks prior.