IANR 3807 and its very short train rock and roll over UP's poorly maintained line northbound out of town.
IANR GP38-2 3805 receives some mechanical work on this beautifully lit March morning.
The trio is running on advanced approaches as it crests another hill and slowly creeps through the town of Lowden.
The CNW trio screams westbound around the Wheatland splitting the recently placed Tri-color signals.
MPRCB cruises through the small town of De Witt passing an MoW staging area and local grain elevators.
ICE SD40 221 is one of now 13 units that have been or will be sent for scrapping in Chicago Heights. Historically, ICE 221 was originally a CGW SD40.
The "new" CNW trio heads over the Mississippi River into Iowa before swapping crews and continuing west to Council Bluffs.
An ES44DC, NS SD70M-2, C44-9W, and C40-8W power get ready to scream as the Cicero carman highballs the train at the west end of the yard.
A former BN SD60M leads a UP SD9043MAC on the daily road switcher from Belt Ry. to Galesburg past the uniquely familiar Riverside water tower.
Now over 35 minutes late, Metra 1302 high balls eastbound running main 1 the rest of the way due to freight traffic.
UP 1995 along with CNW's 8646 and 8701 high ball west fresh out of Clinton with a new crew bound for Council Bluffs.
IAIS 155, 152, 154, and 150 cruise down hill and around Kent Park curve around 10 miles east of the Yocum connection where the train will turn North for the trip to Cedar Rapids.
An un-renumbered 2 piece SD60M strolls eastbound with a straight shot into Yard 9.
A local resident and his young son gaze at the train occupying their street as ILSX 900 ties onto an empty syrup tanker.