METX 211, Metra’s new CB&Q heritage unit, leads outbound BNSF train 1277 out of Chicago on the BNSF Racetrack in the last light this past week.
A pair of Dash 9s, lead some Santa Fe Heritage & an H2 Mac on a Z for the west coast.
A 4-Pack of pumpkins start their journey for the west coast, cruising here through the factories of Lemont.
The 90's era consist is still working the Galesburg pool as CHIGAL departs Hodgkins on a sunny afternoon. Clouds were moving in fast, but thankfully the train snuck out of GM Yard without any issu... (more)
M-CHIGAL heads west down former Santa Fe rails behind a full Santa Fe consist.
On a crisp autumn afternoon, a consist ripped from the 90s cruises over the Des Plaines River.
A full Santa Fe consist holds in GM yard on what will be the day's CHIGAL.
Wished I had appreciated the baby boats on the Santa Fe mainline trains alittle more. Little geeps and baby GE's were common power for the secondary trains at the end of the Santa Fe in the mid-90... (more)
This Streator to Barstow freight train is passing MP 169 on the Chillicothe Sub. MP 168 is located between Williamsfield and Yost. The train is headed up by a bunch of yellow and blues along with ... (more)
While SO many things have changed in 25 years from this photo, for some reason an afternoon hotshot train for Seattle, WA, still rumbles across the Aurora Sub from Chicago in 2019. Back in 1994 an... (more)
METX 211 leads BNSF train 1277 out of Chicago. Metra 211 is the newest "heritage unit" in Metra's fleet. This unit honors the CB&Q.
Arriving back home to GM Yard with tonnage from the BRC, Y HOD303 makes its way through the "Harbor" plant with a stellar lash-up.
Looking like a scene straight out of the 1990's, M GALCHI rolls east across the Kankakee River on a beautiful afternoon, with a pair of Warbonnet Dash 9's and a Bluebonnet GP50 providing the power... (more)
Bloomer Line Veteran leads corn train
At 64 years old, Bloomer Line 7549 South blasts past old code line alongside the former Wabash mainline that once hosted the streamliner "Blue Bird&quo... (more)
A pair of G&W painted EMD’s lead the TP&W freight train West along Route 24 through Central Illinois.