The snow is blowing over the rails and creating quite a scene on this cold, blustery day in central Illinois. A northbound empty wheat train enters the siding at Tuscola behind a UP AC4400CW-CTE. ... (more)
It may be mid-teen temperatures and 20+mph winds, but that isn't stopping me from braving the cold for some pictures! With a hefty (for the local) train in tow for Cadwell, Shelbyville, etc, the U... (more)
High and wide on the DREI, a transformer load bound for Newman Illinois passes through the small town of Tuscola Illinois.
WAMX 4234, the DREI's only 6-axle and a unit that rarely ever leaves Decatur Yard, leads westbound 101 over the diamond through Tuscola, IL. Due to engine issues with a few other units, expect to ... (more)
The 101 train prepares to depart ficklin yard after making a set out with a severe storm looms just off to the north.
DREI 101 pulls out of Tuscola and towards MP 245, with a ex-ICE GP40-2 and ex-NS GP38-2 for power.
Westbound Decatur 101 train died this afternoon and required the Tuscola crew to come and grab it. The Tuscola Local had work at Newman and after grabbing the 101, they picked up their local there... (more)
As the sun pops out for the first time today, CSX 4685, the "Spirit of Mulberry" and also in YN2 paint, leads train Q593 west through Tuscola.
A lot has changed since this picture. Th... (more)
WAMX 4002 and an ex-ICE motor are powering today's westbound 101, seen here a mile east of Tuscola.
DREI 200 pulls out of the A track extension to the main line as they prepare to head east to Newman with three empties in tow.
The clouds had broken from a full overcast within 30 minutes and fter crossing my fingers to get a train in this awesome sunset, lights appear on the horizon. I was hoping to get this train before... (more)
Engineer Woolard brings the power off the 101 through the middle crossover to pick up the engine from the 200 job.
CREX #1322 sits tied down at the ADM elevator in Tiscola
Decatur and Eastern Illinois railroad train 101 pulls into Tuscola yard limits where they will set off one car for the 200 crew.
CN 8007 leads a long A497 train past south Tuscola with some nice trailing units in tow.