The second leg of the excursion gets underway as the Zephyr departs Galesburg.
White flags flying, Mars light waving... the Nebraska Zephry rolls through Main St. on its way to CUS for the weekends excursions.
A pair of NS units race their train across rural Illinois, and away from the setting sun.
A westbound comes off the runner and into WABIC interlocking.
The first "SD" built, May 1951. Late evening sun highlights another of the historic units at the Illinois Railway Museum.
With more yellow and rust than when I last saw her 4 years ago, Alliance Grain's critter still toils in Gibson City.
With her excursion schedule completed, the 765 works her way home to Ft. Wayne.
The 92, looking good in her Super Fleet paint, sits on the west wye at IRM.
After getting stabbed by the CN, the Tripple Crown gets back underway at WABIC.
Cruising effortlessly, leaving the defunct Piatt Switch elevator and further east, the Ivesdale elevator behind.
With a light drizzle falling, the 765 leaves the Marshfield elevator in its wake.
The westbound deadhead move nears Decatur on its way to metro St. Louis for the weekend employee specials.
The westbound CAPITOL LIMITED rolls under the now extinct bracket mast CPL signals at Hansrote.
A eastbound "Z" train rolls through the crossover and under the classic cantilever searchlight signals at Verona.
Back when things were good, the freshly shopped 703 rests in what used to be her normal spot in Waukegan.