IHB SD20 2923 leads a eastbound manifest through Blue Island.
Iowa Interstate QJs 6988 and 7081 lead ICRI down the street running in Davenport, dubbed as the longest steam powered freight of the 21st century.
As seen from the cab of the Flying Scotsman, which happened to be parked on a house track for display, a GM&O meet is captured at Joliet. UD Tower and Joliet Union Station are behind the photogra... (more)
CN SD75I 5789 leads a southbound manifest down the IHB mainline through LaGrange.
Finally... some non-coal action. Brrrrrrrr is all I think of when I look back on this shot. The frostnip was only painful for a few minutes.
In late 2008 getting a pure SD40-2 consist on a road train of a Class 1 railroad is reason to celebrate a little. CP 5833 and 5727 trail the 5612, all surviving soldiers from CP's onetime vast ar... (more)
IC SD40-2 6007 sits at Homewood Yard with a southbound manifest on Christmas Day. With several of these stored in the deadline, this was a nice sight.
Santa Fe 9528 is back in blue after a kodachrome dip in the '80s. She leads an eastbound consist across Media trestle on Memorial Day. 4th back is EMD demonstrator SD60 8301, back in the EMD fle... (more)
With 2 loads and 37 empties, CNW's Madison-South Janesville wayfreight splits the blades crossing County Rd. T, at the halfway point between the two south-central Wisconsin cities. Both engines a... (more)
A CN land barge nears Buffalo Grove on the high iron at track speed.
CSX SD40-2 9124 leads a eastbound manifest down the old Rock mainline through Joliet.
A lone Soo SD60 handles this manifest moving west over the Watertown sub and the approach to CTC Dodge west.
Leased Santa Fe power leads a Gateway Western train over the former GM&O route across Missouri, past the old depot at Vandalia enroute to KC.
ICE tonnage moves along Hiway 72 westbound in the rolling hills of NW Illinois.
The foliage has just about bridged the gap where the IC Gruber line used to cross over the doubletrack Milwaukee. Today, the IC&E splits the old bridge abutments headed west on a single main whic... (more)