A nice consist with HLCX SD40M-2 (in a SD45 body) and EJ&E SD38-2 662, one of three remaining J-Ball painted engines (the others are 654 and 703) hold at Crest Hill with a westbound manifest.
The crew of EJ&E 670 gets back on after uncoupling from the rest of the train. It will head to the West Bridge Junction, cross over and return light to Joliet Yard.
EJ&E caboose 539 trails JSW2 through Crest Hill. This caboose has both the old Chicago Outer Belt Line logo and the newer "J" logo on it.
EJ&E SD38-2s 659 and 663 lead JSW1 south down the IRL in Minooka.
EJ&E SD38-2 663 leads a westbound manifest out of Joliet Yard on a foggy New Year's Eve.
EJ&E SW1001 444 leads a eastbound local through Pine Junction. 444's paint is looking a little rough, but at least it isn't yellow like 446!
EJ&E SW1200 312 pulls out of Joliet Yard for headroom on a busy Halloween afternoon.
EJ&E SD38-2s 658 and 671 wait for clearance into Kirk Yard.
The newest addition to the EJ&E roster, SW1500 460, leads a eastbound local through Pine. 460 retains its off centered headlight from its SSW days, and looks great in fresh green paint!
EJ&E SD38-2s 671 and 670 hold with a westbound manifest near West Bridge Junction.
EJ&E SD38-2s 656 and 661 lead JSW3 west. 656 was the first engine to recieve the chevron paint scheme.
EJ&E SD38-2s 675 and 663 are in notch 8 as they head through Joliet with USX West. Nothing like hearing a pair of EJ&E SD38-2s at full throttle.
EJ&E NW2 450 and slug T-2 switch the yard in Joliet. 450, which is still in its Lake Terminal Railroad paint, is the oldest engine on the EJ&E's current roster. It was built in 1949.
EJ&E SD38-2s 671, 664, and 669 are literally walking in a winter wonderland, just like the song says at the rate of speed they are going as they depart Joliet Yard.
EJ&E SD38-2 657 looks pretty good in its somewhat new paint job as it prepares to depart Joliet with train 21, a manifest bound for Waukegan Yard.