A pair of CN C40-8's lead raw iron ore train U730 as they come off the Missabe Sub on to the lead into the Fairlane Taconite Processing Plant.
A Progressive Rail GP7U works the Chicago Junction Railroad, serving the industrial park near O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
Iowa Interstate QJ 2-10-2 6988 leads an excursion back towards Mitchellville, Iowa after making a run to Altoona. The crew puts on a good show as the train flies around the bend.
Iowa Interstate 516 is on the point of an ethanol train as it waits to come off the IHB and head towards homerails. Meanwhile, a BNSF auto train waits at the signal to proceed through Blue Island ... (more)
A CSX GP38-2 and John Deere front loader sit side by side at CSX's Goodman Street Yard. The loader was being used to dump ballast on a newly installed switch on the yard lead.
A Metra F40 wearing the newest scheme shoves an inbound commuter train under the signal bridge at CP Morgan as it heads towards Union Station during the afternoon rush.
Two loaded taconite trains are at the lead into Proctor Yard on a sunny March morning. IC 6252 in death star paint is in the lead of one as it pulls into the yard while the other waits.
Golden hour sun shines on an Illinois Central death star SD70 on the point of CN L537 as it gets on the move at Metra's 18th Street Tower, passing by an IC signal.
Two Belt Railway of Chicago jobs work one of the Clearing Yard hump bowls. BRC 237 is pulling a cut of cars out of the yard as 560 waits to shove in.
A CN SD40-2W leads U714 through the North Fairlane control point on the Missabe Sub with a train of empty side dump cars to be loaded in Duluth.
The sun is shining as Canadian National C40-8 leads U730 with its train of raw iron ore from the T-Bird Mine towards the processing plant at Fairlane.
A pair of BC Rail painted locomotives lead a CN manifest freight as it heads north on the Missabe Sub, speeding alongside Highway 7 through Sax.
After the new switch and track was laid down to replace the old one at CSX's Goodman Street Yard, front end loaders were used to spread ballast on the new tracks.
Two inbound Metra commuter trains shove towards Union Station and pass under the signal bridge at CP Morgan. One train is powered by an F40 and the other by an MP36.
Working the west end of CSX's Barr Yard on the morning of March 11th is one of CSX's EMD SD30C-ECO locomotives, rebuilt from an SD40-2.