Highway K is my preferred photo location for southbounds, especially because of the signal tower. How many strobe lights are left on ex-CNW locomotives?
A more daring videographer shoots the tripleheader out the side of a van; this vehicle was later seen being pulled over by a Henry County sheriff's deputy.
The lead Chinese-built steam engine on today's excursions pauses west of Silvis.
The end of an era; the final passenger train to stop at Sturtevant's 1902-vintage station.
The MPRCB slowly cruises into Clinton for a crew change. We drove from Kenosha to Elmhurst, then to Wheaton. After that, the chase was on to Clinton!
This train usually only runs M-W-F: I was surprised to see it today! I love forgetting to switch out of ISO 1600......
First GEVO I've seen on the line
The snow sure didn't last very long..
The afternoon sun does a wonderful job of blinding westbound crews on this line.
A seldom-photographed line...and the SD70M shows why. Kidding...I love those 1000s of UP SD70Ms...
A CP One-Unit Wonder heads south (timetable east) near Truesdell. This was the only freight I saw on my 3-hour excursion.
An ex-CNW SD40-2 (the former 6877, that is) heads south, destined to Proviso.