NS D23 roars up Griggsville Hill "N&W-style" as it heads west to Outer Depot, on the west side of Hannibal. Usually this job only runs at night, which makes this daylight photo very rare.
After swapping power at Bluffs, D31 splits the hold out signals at Naples. The crew will set out their train of Canadian potash loads at the mammoth Consolidated Grain & Barge river terminal, pic... (more)
NS D31 starts its descent into the Illinois River Valley as it exits the passing siding at Chapin after meeting #398.
After spending a month in Springfield due to various issues/problems, the Columbia Star Dinner train finally leaves town on a KCS train, as SD18 60 looks on.
A very late running #297 makes a rare daylight appearance at Island Grove, as the sun rises over the frozen tundra of Central Illinois.
All is quiet at Bluffs as D33's two GP38-2's and caboose 518575 enjoy their weekend rest in the sun and the snow. See more on my Flickr Site more)
NS D31 glides across the Illinois prairie west of Curran as the train returns to Springfield "engines light".
The 60 and the 31 bask in the sun side by side on the engine tracks at Shops.
The 30 and its short train of 4 "Reeds" round the curve at Cimic after copying a Track Authority from the CN RTC. The train is just about to cross Route 104.
NS #145 departs Decatur as its rounds the big curve east of CN/IC diamonds at Wabic.
NS #398 gallops east on the Wabash KC mainline west of Decatur.
Amtrak #302 goes "Old School": Amtrak #302 rolls past Ridgely Tower behind converted "Cabbage Car" F40PH 90222 still in its old 80's era tri-stripe paint. As I framed this shot, I almost f... (more)
Local D31 paces traffic on old US Route 36 east of Orleans at sunset.
Classic Tower/Classic Power: Two of I&M's classic locomotives, RS1325 30 and SD18 60, pass Ridgely Tower with a southbound Havana Turn.
BNSF 5809 East threads thru the grain elevators at Pisgah with another train of coal empties headed back to the Powder River Basin.