A BC Rail barn leads the way west on NS 61F, shortly after exiting the BRC at Cragin. The train will continue down the CP to B12, where it'll hop onto the CN Waukesha Sub.
Sometimes, the best catches are the ones that come unexpectedly. NIRC #3, an SW1200 that was built in 1954 as the Milwaukee Road 2048, leads three cars over the 1919-built St. Charles Airline lift... (more)
Former CR SD40-2 #6442 builds IHB train BA8 at the west end of Blue Island Yard. Ultimately, the crew will head for Argo.
IHB train BA8 departs Blue Island Yard with tonnage bound for Argo. A former Conrail SD40-2 runs solo on this sunny afternoon.
Iowa Interstate's transfer from Burr Oak Yard to Blue Island (IHB) Yard shoves into the west end with "Big Gulp" GP38-2 711 and SD38-2 151 providing the muscle.
After working local industries, GP15-1 #728 takes it easy in the coach yard, awaiting the next day's work.
UPY GP15-1 #729 takes headroom at the west end of the old Chicago & North Western California Avenue coach yard. These venerable former MoPac GP15-1's make multiple switching moves at this facility... (more)
Passing the 1907-built Tower A-2, the Milwaukee Road heritage unit makes its way to Fox Lake.
Holding on Rockwell 2, W226-21 waits for the signal at Kedzie with a former Clinchfield SD40-2 leading the charge.
A CTA Green Line train heads west out of the city, bound for Harlem/Lake.
UP GP40-2 1430 and CNW bay-window caboose 11119 wait for the next call to duty at the North Avenue Yard in Chicago. The CNW caboose, which is used for shoving moves, is right at home on former Nor... (more)
A hump job shoves east back to Kirk Yard with CN 6008, EJE 673 and EJE 674 making for a nice EMD lash-up.
The Troy Grove Local continues its journey to Troy Grove as it rolls through the countryside. The pair of UP GP15-1's shine during that wonderful time called the golden hour.
The Burlington Junction Railway finds a lucky sucker hole in the clouds as MP15AC #1521 pulls on six empty lumber cars.
After crossing the diamonds with the BNSF Mendota Sub, the Troy Grove Local's pair of UP GP15-1's open it up as they pass by one of the local grain elevators in Earlville.