A scene that may vanish ...
This is the only time I ever witnessed trains passing in downtown Chicago on the CN.
Also, interestingly, not long after this photo, this signal brid... (more)
Up from Homewood, IC 6057 and a set of 4 CN motors approach downtown Chicago the old fashioned way. Metra/South Shore electric lines make this 6-track thoroughfare fare pretty unique.
A pair of home-rebuilt IC geeps work the southwest end of Glenn Yard, along I-55 in southwest Chicago.
Coal bound for Tampa hits the diamonds in Plant City where the CSX (ACL) crosses the CSX (SAL). To left is a railroad station that (if memory serves correct) used to service both tracks/railroads... (more)
The eastbound Empire Builder rolls into the siding. In about 30 seconds it will pass the westbound Empire Builder<... (more)
On occasion, visitors will happen into Amtrak's locomotive shop, usually units that have recently served as rescue power, and are being held (and presumably serviced) before they are returned to h... (more)
Special P32 #500 still wears the emblem from its Biofuel test on the Heartland Flyer.
"Hey, Hank, does our train seem light today?"
An empty trash train bends east, awaiting the Arthur Kill vertical lift bridge (unfortunately, not in this rendering, but according to Wikipedia, "the largest vertical lift bridge in the world, wi... (more)
Now all the sudden, I'm hungry for some toast.
A southbound Northeast Regional train stops to pick up early morning airline passengers.
Outbound, just past Sunnyside, approaching Woodside Station.
I immediately did a double-take on this one. Looks like byproduct of a GP40X and SD70M kitbash on SD60'ish trucks. It is a SD60M that has been through an eco rebuild program. Note: attached to ... (more)