Nearing the end of the morning blue hour, an Ace leads a UP vehicle train west through Verona while an eastbound Z rolls the opposite direction.
Another Z train climbs into Kingman, flying over Airway Ave.
A light layer of clouds reflect the sodium vapor lights in the distance as the searchlight signals beam brightly. The non-standard signal arrangement is the result of a 2003 derailment. The base... (more)
Rolling into the sweet light, the BNSF 4968 leads auto loads westbound.
Nearing the end of the blue hour, the clasic Santa Fe signals continue to stand tall.
Rolling westbound under the cantilevers, the local heads towards Streator.
Rolling westbound under the cantilevers at Verona. The strong northwest wind pushes the exhaust to the right and distorts the rest of the train.
Number 8 crosses over to main track one, through the plant at Wadsworth.
The venerable cantilevered searchlight signals watch another day fade away at Verona. All most a half hour past sunset, I couldn't buy a train on the transcon for the past hour.
Two Metra UP North line trains wait overnight at the Kenosha coach yard.
The CN influence already in place, BLE hoppers, new whistle posts, a three man crew and those horns...
Back in happier days, the road switcher departs Waukegan beginning a days work.
Late evening sun highlights a westbound IM as it cruises through Hodgkins, back when the Santa Fe cantilever signals were still in service.
At least one of them is painted correctly.
A night visit to Northtown finds a "Super Fleet" survivor resting under the lights.