Almost midnight in the mountains and an eastbound Q train is on the approach. On the Cumberland Sub, this is the last pair of bracket masts still standing between Paw Paw and Hancock. Change has... (more)
The 765 rolls over county road S 650 West in a burst of heavy rain.
The 765 gets some attn as the marker light bulb on the engineer's side is changed.
Making a station stop at North Judson, rather lonely it seems.
With just minutes till sunset, storm clouds still persist as they had all day. The faint sunlight allows the fire box inspection holes to be visible in this broadside image.
Fire, rain and lightning... While waiting to board, the skies opened up, a precursor to the day. It was unfortunately, my only lightning shot of the day. (30 sec, f2.8, ISO 200)
The sunset silhouettes the grain bins and conveyors in rural farm country as the 765 pulls her train westbound.
Shaddows are long, there are only a couple of weeks a year to shoot westbounds at "West Wads".
So many angles... Ex-SP 2613, built 4/72.
Commuters from 614's train wait at the crossing.
The "other" F40C powers her train past the west end of CP's Bensenville yard. The new alignment of UP's Milwaukee sub, due to O'Hare expansion, is visible in the background.
Looks like the 5995 took a punch to the cheek, note the ripple and touch ups. Empty Pleasant Praire hoppers roll westbound meeting Metra at Elmhurst.
Shoving her way back to Chicago's OTC.
Just another train. Not a single child at the water park pays attention to the 614 as she departs Frankin Park.
282's train sits in the westward siding at Wadsworth, awaiting a new crew.