A Metra outbound train, led by a single F40PH-3, meets a pair of WSOR units at the Fox Lake station. It’s rare to see a meet between the two railroads in daylight. Wisconsin Southern usually opera... (more)
In this bird's eye view of CN's Markham Yard, we see a pair of EJ&E SD38-2's reversing into the yard to tie up for a few hours. On T-Fare 3, a GTW GP9R and a CN GP40-2LW await a new crew with a st... (more)
Led by a single SD10, a Milwaukee Road transfer from Bsnsenville Yard to the IHB's Blue Island Yard crosses the GTW at Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
BNSF's GM Yard in Hodgkins...located about 20 miles outside of downtown Chicago. It's home to numerous locals that serve the various industries located around Chicagoland. L CHI105, the GM Yard to... (more)
Z trains are typically dominated by GE's on BNSF, but we had a bit of a surprise on July 9th, 2020. Leading the way on Z ALTWSP is SD75M #254, followed by an SD70ACe and a Heritage 2 ES44DC. Exxon... (more)
L536 (Glenn-Kirk) started out at Glenn Yard with a trio of CN GE's. Then, for reasons unknown, an EJ&E SD38-2 was added to the point. #657 is seen here at 39th Street, continuing its southbound jo... (more)
CRL 9469 is shoving the Chicago Rail Link's Schillings Job, which delivers wood to Schillings in Mokena. They also occasionally serve Great Northern Lumber. Chicago Rail Link's Schillings job is a... (more)
It's been quite a while since a GP60M has led around the Chicagoland area. That changed on July 24th, 2020 as #103 (now classified as a GP60M-3) and SD60M #1407 hustled west across the Kankakee Ri... (more)
The east deadlines at NRE are still quite colorful despite the recent purge in equipment. In the foreground is an ex-IC Paducah rebuilt SD20, originally Southern SD24 6331.
Field of....poop. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (Sanitary District of Chicago, for short) is the only railroad in America (and possibly the world?) that transports... (more)
Passing fields of young corn plants, a Santa Fe intermodal train sprints eastbound out of Ancona, Illinois, on June 26, 1993.
The deadlines east of the shop at NRE are thinning, but there are still some need engines to see: Built as an SD45 as CNW 913, it was sold and rebuilt as an SD40M-2 as SP 8670. At the merger, UP p... (more)
The interior of former New York Central Railroad Budd built Pullman obs/diner/sleeper "Babbling Brook" (WEBX 800007) is a thing of beauty, a combination of restoration and modern comfort... (more)