NS 2571, an EMD SD70, leads the ADESP south out of Villa Grove. When I heard him pulling into town, I was still in track practice. I don't think I've ever ran and gathered my stuff from my locker ... (more)
The MPIPB departs Villa Grove with some nice power on the head end and third out.
QNLPIJ's conductor waits on southbound train MPRAS to pass so he can get the signal north to Sidney and onto the NS.
MPRAS (Proviso - Alton & Southern) with UP 8698 and UP 4256 on the point, picks up speed after meeting northbound CGMCP at the south end of Villa Grove.
The LSB50/54 local power switches Villa Grove yard on a warmer-than-its-been Sunday evening.
On a very foggy night, HLCX 1070 sits calm on the yard lead while trains QNLPI and an extra QNLPI sit side by side at Villa Grove changing crews.
UP 8034 and a newer UP SD70AH haul the F-ZG4CI west.
NS 1173 leads train 65M through Goodfield.
IC 2461 exits the siding south of Tuscola, IL after meeting a northbound.
"Onion Pacific" 4224 leads MYCAS into Villa Grove to make a crew change and continue on south.
"Onion Pacific" 4173 leads MPRAS south out of Villa Grove.
CSX Q594 gets up and out of Tuscola's hill with 2 ex-NS leasers and a CSX Mother and Slug set as a plane soars high in the sky overhead.
The MBUMHS sand train slows down to round the curve just outside of Tuscola with 3 old GE's leading it elephant style.
The PSLBU2, which is a passenger special from St. Louis to Wisconsin, gains speed after it crew changed at Villa Grove. This train was supposed to have the 6936 Centennial leading, but UP decided ... (more)