Ever since this engine got patched in 2004, it has managed to escape the paint booth for another 16 years and hold its ground working locals in northern Illinois. Its seen here leading LBU51B as i... (more)
Southbound Waukegan local sweeps around the corner at Norma on its way to Bryn Mawr.
"Thunder on the Nortwestern"
For the first time since 2002, Union Pacific brought its mainline steam power back to Chicagoland, and they did it in incredible style. Here, UP 4014 whistles past ... (more)
UP M-PRPR passes through Des Plaines with the usual SD40N pair in an unusual daylight appearance.
CP 2-286 rolls south on the UP Milwaukee Sub with the only remaining "candy apple" GP39-2 leading.
CP 6243 is in charge of CP 286 east in Des Plaines, IL this afternoon with one of four rebuild GP40Xs and a seemingly completely lost TRE F59PH trailing behind.
UP 1914 leads C-OKNS (Oak Creek to NS interchange) south at control point Valley in Northbrook, IL. UP 1914 started off as a CNW SD40-2, and the engine is right at home next to the rare ovular CNW... (more)
UP 1948 leads a seven-unit lashup with an eastbound loaded grain train through Des Plaines, IL.
UP M-PRPR heads north up the Milwaukee Sub before taking the connection to the Harvard Sub for Janesville, WI.
AN endangered patched SP AC4400CW leads a southbound sand train through Glenview, IL.
A Union Pacific local gets under way, departing the O'Hare West Yard and heading south on the Milwaukee Sub towards Proviso. Meanwhile, another plane makes its descent into the busy Chicago O'Hare... (more)
UP M-PRPR heads westbound towards the UP Harvard Sub with the two usual SD40Ns.
Empty grain train for South Beloit takes the connection at Norma where they will get onto the Harvard Sub. The SD40N leader was added at Proviso for the ATS requirement on the Harvard Sub.
A UP SD40N leads MPRPR north.
A UP AC44 leads a northbound sand train.