A trio of J's attractive SD38-2's run light power back to Kirk after dropping their loaded coal train at the power plant.
As the sun sets on golden autumn trees, 337 takes off westbound with a repaint in the lead.
EJ&E's Kirk Yard to Joliet switcher heads west through Griffith with a leased pair of Helm's only SD38-2's. They have been rebuilt from old UP SD40-2's by removing the turbo's.
The Belt's 8AM transfer departs Clearing with BRC GP38-2 581 and a leased Helm SD45 trailing with a decently sized train for the CN's Glen Yard on the old GM&O. An actual caboose trailed the train... (more)
A fairly late ICE NACC rounds Menards curve on the Belt heading for Clearing Yard.
Screaming through Waupun, SOO 1003 smokes up a storm, literally thundering through town at track speed in pure steam engine fashion. As the old timers put it, it was just like the old days.
Departing Brandon, SOO 1003 builds a full head of steam heading westbound toward the next town on the line, Waupun.
SOO 1003 definately puts on a good show as the engineer accelerates down grade for the photographers on a beautiful autumn day.
SOO 1003 departs Fairwater, WI with a fall foilage photo freight, destined for Horicon and then Randolph, WI.
M337 heads westbound over the BNSF racetrack with a fake WC and IC SD70 combo for power, of course both yellow striped for safety by CN...
An unlikely duo of NS EMD's consisting of a former CR SD50 and NS SD60 bring BNSF's STPCHC Z train through Riverside.
A nice surprise heads east on a UP trackage rights train bound for Canal St. in downtown Chicago.
A set of 5 BNSF family 4 axles head west on the daily local from Willow Springs to Galesburg.
Two pairs of EJ&E's green switchers work the west end of Joliet yard. This yard will one day be filled with the horrid red and black of CN.
Beautiful farm landscapes only look like this once a year, ...the feeling of autumn.