Special along the Mississippi river
last train into the city...
Short yard transfer rolls through right before the sun hits the horizon
An SD40 followed by a tagged B40-8, a GP60B and Dash 9.
They've gotten rid of the patch on the nose, but as long as its not painted like the trailing unit, that's fine with me.
A loaded coal train, followed by another of the same, both of which have been sitting here for about 48 hours (which is common practice these days on the Mendota Sub), idle away just west of Lelan... (more)
The Troy Grove train pauses briefly to flag a crossing while one of many stopped coal trains on the Mendota Sub sits at the Control Point.
The sometimes-daily Troy Grove train rolls through Triumph after a fresh snowfall.
A local train off the UP Troy Grove Sub, with obligatory UPY GP15-1's, rolls through Cortland in -12F weather. QNPSKP 02 is visible in the background.
Kingsbury Street/Goose Island local job heads back south to Goose Island to pick up several lumber cars.
The local switches out the Morton Salt Plant on the Near North Side
Their day almost over, the Chicago Terminal Railroad Kingsbury/Goose Island Switch Job is heading back north with several empties.
The outbound Carl Sandburg flies through Leland on the Mendota Sub
Mixed freight from Grand Forks to the Belt Railway, with 3 GP38's, is tied down crewless in Rochelle. The GP39M serving as the Rochelle switcher sits in the shadows.