Canadian National's brand new rail evaluation test car idles in the Freeport yard after a long day of work.
A welded rail train rumbles through a small Iowa town in the final moments of sunlight.
Not sure were the welded rail was going but it was a pleasant surprise to see three clean DME and ICE units running elephant style with two graffiti free 40' Santa Fe Boxcars trailing.
Westbound coal empties leave the town of Geneva and it's famous track-side red barn and continue west into a setting sun.
This picture was taken exactly at 15:00 hours, the exact time the ownership of ICE and DME changed hands to Canadian Pacific Railway.
The daily CN IKCK rumbles the Lockport station as it proceeds south towards Joliet.
The JB tower operator gives a friendly wave to the crew of a passing BNSF/CN Green Bay coal train.
The Daily N-21 rolls into Van-loon for their first drop of the day with a Union Pacific AC4400CW trailing.
A coal empty comes out of the Geneva Dip kicking up dust as it heads west to get more coal.
Doing a track speed of 60 mph, 5259 blows through the small town of Maple Park, IL on it's way to Rochelle's Global 3 yard.
The UP/CSX Salad Bowl Express pounds the IHB diamonds at State Line Junction in Hammond. This train was featured a couple of weeks ago on History Channel's Extreme Trains.
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Farewell to Chicago's Outer Belt Railway, The J, as of December 24th the official STB ruling has approved the CN/EJE merger that so many suburbs have fought for the last 8 months Railroad: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern RailwayLocomotive: EMD SD38-2Location: West Chicago, Illinois, USALocomotive #: EJE 663Train ID: N-21Photo Date: September 21, 2008
The showers gave up and the sun came out just as ICE 6412 was rolling into the yard.
With a company consisting of only 3 employees including the owner it can be hard work on this terminal road and with the cold, wet rain, days like today make it even harder.
Railroad: Iowa TractionLocomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse SteeplecabLocation: Mason City, Iowa, USALocomotive #: IATR 54Train ID: IATRPhoto Date: October 24, 2008