Amtrak #22 raises a cloud of dust as it thumps over the mud encased I&M diamond on the passing siding at Ridgely in preparation for a meet with Amtrak #301.
Amtrak #22, the northbound Texas Eagle, prepares to hit the NS diamond at Shops as the train detours thru Springfield over the Illinois & Midland due to trackwork on UP's ex-GM&O mainline.
NS 20T slides into the Pass at Abel for an early morning meet with 2 westbounds. The searchlight signal mast marks this line as ex-Wabash territory.
This photo is a rare bird on this site: an ... (more)
Radiation fog forms in the cool October evening air behind train 55T as its crew waits at Layton for grain train D2M to finish their switching at Griggsville and head back east to Decatur.
Unit corn syrup train 48E passes the classic Wrigley's Spearmint Gum advertisement on the old Goddard Grocer Co. building along the riverfront in Hannibal, MO.
Pig iron train 66V holds the main at Hannel waiting for a meet with hot auto parts train #145.
SD39 1924 switches out a hi-wide load on the east end of the Galesburg classification bowl.
NS D37 shoves back across North Grand Avenue after working the Illinois & Midland interchange.
Signal 25 is lit up green indicating that the interlocking plant is lined up for a southbound move on the UP main. The taped over portions of the manipulation chart illustrate how much of the ori... (more)
I love it when a plan comes together! This train departed Springfield just as I was leaving work. That gave me plenty of time to get back home to Petersburg, run a quick errand, and then chase t... (more)
The 60 is silhouetted by a beautiful sunset as it leads a short North Extra at Atterbury.
NS #145 rounds the big curve at Bates behind two standard cab SD70's: ex-CR 2563 and NS 2510. I spent hours railfanning the NS with nary a Catfish to be seen.
After waiting on 33J and the I&M's Kincaid coal train, D37 finally heads east back to Decatur.
After a big SNAFU at Ridgely due to miscommunication between the I&M and UP dispatchers, I&M's Kincaid Loads crosses the NS at Shops. Once this train's rear end clears the interlocker at Ridgely,... (more)
I&M's Kincaid coal train hits the UP diamonds at Ridgely as the 2nd trick operator enjoys the pleasant evening from the tower's "veranda".