Closing in on the "end of the line", for the BNSF Metra service anyway, the 115 passes the 209 holding her train on main 2.
An ex-Milwaukee Road unit leads 182's train eastbound past the pheasant farm in Pleasant Prairie.
The new face of MARC leads a mid day commuter train into downtown Baltimore on the Camden line.
The modified standard cab geep pushes a mid day commuter train out of Baltimore, and glides under those classic CPL signals.
Flagged while the set of units is inspected, the 5850 rests on the wye waiting for its train to be emptied at the Pleasant Prairie power plant.
Blue and gold leads ETOH loads eastbound through the plant at Wadsworth, the patrol, G61, waits in the siding in the background.
A three unit set of duces heads to the roundhouse after dropping its train in the yard.
Nearing the end of the "blue hour", the Silver Star cruises north though Lakeland junction and under the cantilevered searchlights.
A Hiawatha service train races back to Chicago.
The crossing gates at Division Street drop as the headlights illuminate the signals at the west end of the CP at Verona.
The crossing gates at Division Street go up back up as an eastbound rolls under the classic Santa Fe cantilever signals. The flashing EOT leaves its trail, all under a beautiful starfilled sky.
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)