A very late MCCHU heads north on the Belt with a nice set of SD40-2's. Time 07:28.
A hot stack train departs Homewood with a fake IC C44-9W in the lead.
A dinner train to Sturtevant, WI departs Chicago and highballs northbound through Metra's Healy Depot behind me.
An extra unit potash train takes off northbound as the CEFX 1046 leans hard into a curve.
A pair of newer Gevo's head North while a commercial airliner takes off from O'Hare in the background.
A UP rock train sits idle awaiting a new crew along side Chicago's O'Hare Int' Airport... in the near future, this track will be re-aligned to make room for an O'Hare airport expansion project...
Leaving the town of Denison, IA in the background, UP 844 takes off eastbound, as the trains begin to pile up. Just a mere 10 miles ahead, 4 UP frieghts sit static, blocking the specials progress.... (more)
Now following UP 7150 east, UP 844 takes its time cruising at a leisurely pace just miles from the scheduled pit stop in Denison, IA.
UP 844 takes the sweeping curve like a streamlined steamer should, hussling eastbound toward its first and only stop at Denison, IA.
Nearing track speed, engineer Steve Lee puts on a show as the elegant steamer highballs Arlington, NE.
UP 844 explodes as it pulls out of the spur track in Fremont on its Fremont NE to Boone, IA leg of the Corn Belt Tour.
IC 9571 with its awesome GM&O style RS5T air horn prepares to pull back down the Forest Park Branch after working the local industries.
A bare table train waits to be moved into position for loading.
A pair of GP38-2 rebuilds double team a cut of new scrap hoppers at the west end of Clyde yard.
ITSG2 strolls through Peck with a clear all the way into Proviso... what a surprise.