M-BRCGAL leaves Cicero...*cough cough* with 7 engines, no duplicates; 5 paint schemes, 36 powered axles, and only 6 cabs. The middle locomotive is a tiny GP9B, one of only 3.
BNSF 8718 and a GP60B head east to Chicago.
WC 3024 & IC 3140 head to the IHB after passing the connection to the Forest Park Branch.
METX shoves his trainset East past this heap of scrap metal, once an operational CB&Q signal bridge. How the mighty have fallen.
IC 1031 pulls hard out of Hawthorne Yd. with a track warrant good from MP. 16 to Munger on the single track.
BNSF 4401 leads a former ATSF SD75M on an empty coal drag. Not the typical coal power on the Chicago Sub.
AMTK 90219 brings the mini Zephyr East, of course, the power for the train is the only Phase III P42 remaining.
Welcome to my backyard. An eastbound suburban passes this stopped coal train. The coal train was waiting here for the suburban to cross over in front of it about a mile east of this location.
The old CB&Q Style cab cars are slowly fading away.
IHB 4014 brings a cut of cars up to the BNSF Cicero Yard.
An empty Black Thunder drag with two SD60M's doing the work.
Z St. Paul crosses the Des Plaines River.
Two NS Crap 9's take this BNSF Coal Train West.
BNSF 8718 leads GP60B 336 East in the morning sun. The "famous" Riverside water tower is in the midst of a makeover in the background.
BNSF 7851 leads MRL 315 East. This is one Z train thats bound to have junk power.