The Carl Sandburg rolls east towards Chicago after a 08:56 station stop at Mendota a few minutes ago. BNSF have been replacing the old search light signals between Aurora and Galesburg to upgrade ... (more)
The westbound Carl Sandburg is only a few mintues from making its 9am station stop at Mendota. Here the train screams out of Earlville about 5 miles east of Mendota. The old signals and poles line... (more)
Amtrak's Illinois Zephyr is rounding up the MGALCHC west of Earlville. This train just made its station stop at Mendota around 10 miles ago and still has 75 miles to arrive at Union Station in Chi... (more)
It is a nice quiet night at East Earlville as the signals are all red for any westbounds on the Mendota Sub. These old CB&Q signals might be in danger this year with some of the upgrades the BNSF ... (more)
This Birmingham, AL, to Eola, IL, coke train is pulling up to hold for a bit at Earlville to let the MCHCGAL ahead of them get some spacing for the work at Eola. This train has 106 cars of coke fo... (more)
The Galesburg, IL, to Chicago, IL, manifest train starts to pull again at Earlville after waiting for Amtrak's train #380. This train is passing some of the old CB&Q marker that still line this se... (more)
Traveling west on US34 in Illinois you pass small towns and farms, which become more picturesque when a steam train runs as it did this day enroute to Galesburg from Chicago.
This nice looking trio wastes no time getting across Illinois, doing 60mph past some typical rural scenery and another vintage Q signal bridge.