Just on the Illinois side of the IL/IN border, rests the quiet town of Sheldon. This evening, the silence is broken by TPWs Indiana Job coasting towards the interlocking diamond with KBS.
On the warmest day of the year so far, TPWs Indiana Job crawls out of Goodland, IN with 1/3 of TPWs roster for power. The leader being of BCOL decent.
Fresh off the CSX, a BNSF coal train crawls out of Montgomery with a BN executive paint 70mac up front.
With greens till Gilman, CNs A407 job ducks under the town of Paxton with a pair of IC SD70s right at home. Paxton is the only town on the Chicago sub that features zero crossings in the downtown ... (more)
What was once a grand interlocking system, controlled by a manned tower, has now dwindled down to an abandoned relic aside a grain elevator. Nice to see snapshots of the old IC still standing tall... (more)
On a calm spring night, a former Seaboard SD40 cruises out of Lockport with a stack train bound for Global IV in Joliet, IL.
After getting fooled by a different northbound an hour beforehand, CNs A407 job rips through the small town of Ludlow, IL, a half hour north of Champaign, IL. Each small town along the IC has some... (more)
On the evening of Mothers Day, CNs A407 job breaks the calm silence of Chebanse, IL, to which, they’ll decelerate into the tiny yard in Otto. Big fan of the small town feel beneath the gazebo as... (more)
On a warm sunny spring evening, 4 standard cabs team up to take the Chicago to Galesburg local west, seen here in Mazon.
The 476 job races west into the town of Waterman, IL, with a former ATSF SD40 up front.
Engineer Mr. Neimeyer switches his train into the Earlville grain facility, with a single 3 bay hopper to pick up, before heading further south to Troy Grove.
A pair of SD40s, the leader bearing Santa Fe colors, fly through Hinckley with the Rochelle local in tow... bound for Eola.
On a very windy spring afternoon, the oh so popular 476 job crawls west out of Sugar Grove after waiting for a stack train. Todays local features a Hudson Bay SD50, headed to the Illinois Railnet ... (more)
A stack train bound for Topeka, KS flies west through Mazon into the sunset.
On the final approach to Eola yard, the crew of the 452 job flags one of the two unguarded crossings on the north side of Aurora.