RRC 3086 brings out newly painted SQS 1000 for a photo shoot a few weeks before the 1000 is unveiled in a ceremony on 10/28/2011. The 1000 was painted to commemorate America's Central Port, an ind... (more)
Who says the Illinois Terminal died in the 1980s?
RRC 3086, temporarily dressed as ITC 2301, sits under a full moon on a warm spring night
IT/RRC 2301 and RRC 1800 rest side by side for a night photo session, with lighting provided by Chris Guss. Thanks Chris!
Owner and operator Terry Respondek does a few touch ups on his baby; RRC 2301... A week after the IT green paint was applied, and with the help of 7 dedicated workers (including me and a few other... (more)
Respondek's 1800 continues its switching duties of Rivers Edge, while the IT/RRC 2301 doubles up 19 track to take 24 hoppers to Abengoa.
On a late April night, a severe thunderstorm passes by overhead while IT 2301 idles through the night. In my near five months living here in the Midwest, this storm was probably the worst... But i... (more)
IT 2301 shoves four hoppers back to double over onto track 19 as RRC 1800 spots up at Rivers Edge.
RRC 2301 and RRC 1800 run light down #2 track with guest engineer Sonny Sellers running and conductor and fellow RP contributor Mike Mautner riding the point.
With 21 cars in tow, job 203 comes to a stop under a beautiful puffy clouded sky.
Go green? A lonely John Deere rests while a much brighter green piece of equipment cools down before a day of photo charters.
KCS Engineer and good friend Sonny Sellers sprays a fourth coat of lime green onto the rear of Respondek 3086, an ex Union Pacific SD40-2 which is being painted into Illinois Terminal colors.
Respondek 1800, an ex-Alaska GP8 switches an industry within the Tri City Port.
After dragging 82 loads and two buffer cars out of the plant with a GP8 and a SW, the power has been tied down and the crew has gone home. Later on that night a crew came back out and handed the t... (more)