A line up like this can only be found at the Illinois Railway Museum: GBW 2407, CBQ 504, SP 1518, CNW 6847, WC 7252, and BN 5383... And they all run! A total of 15,900 HP in a row.
The current power for the local based at Crystal Lake. Ex-MP 1636.
An eastbound rolls through "Grasshopper" on the Cumberland sub. As the signal drops from clear, the approach aspect lights for just a second, giving a glimps of all the colors on this old CPL.
CRASH: The conductor flags his train as police and fire personel complete reports following an accident that took the crossing signal mast down. As you can see, the fire dept took the roof off of... (more)
Inbound to Camden Yards, rolling under that "perfect" CPL.
Cab view of the cabage... I wonder how many miles this unit has seen since being born in 1976.
As the weekend comes to a close, the jetski trailer is hauled out of the Potomac river rec area, while the 156 leads a coal train west past the bracket mast CPLs.
Waiting for her next call...
A nice little ex-Con sitting in the locomotive facility at Bellevue.
Unit coal rolls along the mountain side and under the classic B&O CPL's at Ambrose.
The Nebraska Zephyr all polished up during the night shoot at trainfest. One of IRM's finest pieces.
Highballing westbound out of Atkinson.
Sleek, shiny and just plain beautiful. IRM's Nebraska Zephyr poses for pictures in Rock Island.
Two of the prettiest noses... A quick night shot from the photo shoot that wasn't, storms rolled through and cancelled the evening.
The trailing edge of a storm system provides a brilliant sunset as a northbound train heads towards Toledo.