After meeting a couple of southbound coal loads and a red signal at the top of the hill this BNSF is on the move north.
I had driven by this location more than a few times and never considered stopping for a photo until one day I saw it covered in snow.
NW tonnage moves on the H-Line, headed to the hole. This train will get a look at NKP 759 running special against them with a steam special. For more classic rail views, click Railroad: Norfolk & WesternLocomotive: EMD SD35Location: Berrytown, Virginia, USALocomotive #: NW 1559Train ID: manifestPhoto Date: November 03, 1968
Just before lunch I received a tip that southbounds were running on the northbound main. A somewhat rare event. I was able to get out of work a couple hours early and I headed north from Colorado ... (more)
A mix of A & B power is spotted in the consist and slugs it up the .82% eastward between Dale and Sherman on the Overland.
Here's a closer look at the power assembled to pull this salad bowl express headed up Sherman Hill.
Looking more like a HO layout complete with boxcars representing many roads, this train has conquered the real Sherman Hill and now the crew at the rear end worry about slack..in the days before "... (more)
A pair of 6900's have merchandise in tow on the Overland Route. To see what was bringing up the markers, click heremore)
With just a hint of winter lingering, twin big-Jacks pull general merchandise west by the boxcar and open autorack. John believes this to be in the Dale Creek area, the train has just crested She... (more)
Waiting for opposition the crew catches a nice breeze off the Mississippi River on a July evening.
A sunburst consist from the B&O makes a move past John's camera. For more color classics, click here>
A CNW train heads north on the line to Fond du Lac from Janesville, near Milton Jct. This line was CNW's earliest trackage in WI., it is not a through-route anymore. What remains is the Clyman s... (more)
Snow day in Naperville! NS 9229 rolls west running wrong main as heavy snow falls.
NS 9412 rolls south under the classic IC signals at Gilman, about to take the connection and head for the Gibson City line.
Westbound Rock tonnage hammers the BN diamond nearing Silvis. This is one of the photos from the late 70's featured in a GodfatherRails.com updatemore)