Engineer Mr. Neimeyer switches his train into the Earlville grain facility, with a single 3 bay hopper to pick up, before heading further south to Troy Grove.
A pair of SD40s, the leader bearing Santa Fe colors, fly through Hinckley with the Rochelle local in tow... bound for Eola.
On a very windy spring afternoon, the oh so popular 476 job crawls west out of Sugar Grove after waiting for a stack train. Todays local features a Hudson Bay SD50, headed to the Illinois Railnet ... (more)
A stack train bound for Topeka, KS flies west through Mazon into the sunset.
On the final approach to Eola yard, the crew of the 452 job flags one of the two unguarded crossings on the north side of Aurora.
With the 60m breaking, BNSF ran the 476 job with a sole Bluebonnet SD40 for power, seen here curving out of Shabbona, IL.
With only 2 more days until the official beginning of spring, a former ATSF “BlueBonnet” SD40 coasts through Steward on the former BN, passing the namesake depot in the heart of town.
The 1755, a former Santa Fe SD40, breaks the silence of the small town of Hinckley, IL. Today this veteran takes charge of the 476 job, bound for Rochelle, IL & Oregon, IL.
During a short “heatwave” in the midst of 30 degree highs here in Chicago, a former Santa Fe SD40 cruises into Waterman, IL, passing a large grain facility to the north.
With engineer sunshine behind the wheel, a CSX “powder” 70mac crawls out of CP Liberty, with greens till CP Normantown... seen here ducking under the Rt. 34 bridge on the Aurora Naperville border.
On a windy sunny evening, a newly reactivated B40-8W leads an ABBA consist of 2 GP60Ms, and an SD40. Heres said consist flying around the Romeoville curve, bound for Galesburg.
With nothing but greens in front of T4, the SD40 quad sails around the Colgate curve doing roughly 45.
With 4 CN trains to wait for, T4 slows to a stop outside Slinger with a quadpack of WSORs finest SD40s.
While coming to a halt to wait for a northbound CN stack train, the engineer of Wisconsin & Southern’s T-004 freight checks the computers to make sure all is running smoothly.
Four matching SD40s soar past a fairly large grain elevator outside of Whitewater. Sometimes T-004 swaps crews here, but after a fresh crew got on in Waukesha, these guys will take this train all ... (more)